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PUBLISHED BY 
THE SENIOR CLASS OF 

THE COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 

AT CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 




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TO HIS EXCELLENCY 

Fouyxder and President of our College, whose wide scholarship 
has inspired our admiration, whose lofty ideals, expressed with 
burning eloquence, have gripped our hearts and spurred us to re- 
newed efforts in developing Catholic character, whose interest in 
us as a class and as individuals has redoubled our efforts to drink, 
deep at the Pierian spring both virtue and knowledge, the Charter 
Class of the College of Our Lady of the Elms affectionately 
dedicates this volume. 





J^is Cxcellcncp 

BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 




There's a charm in the fast which the present ne'er knows, 
For the freseJit too flainl]' each fault can disclose, 
JVhile the past through the haze of affectioJi is seen, 
A nd rnern'r\ holds but the joys that have been. 
That the twilight of mem'ry will linger so long — 
Like the soul-touching stram of some favorite song. 
Or like soft clouds of evening, that lingering invite 
The glow of the sunset ere day fades to night — 
Oh, as long as a pulse of the fond heart may last. 
There's a charm in the past. 



/\.ND most charming are the golden memories of student days. They 
are memories written indeh'bly on the human mind; memories that 
in the dimming years provide many happy moments. 

With this thought in mind have we prepared our "Year Book." 
In later years may it serve to recall the carefree days of our youth 
when we first glimpsed the garden of a higher intellectual and spiritual 
life, and enjoyed some of its sweetest and most fragrant blossoms. 

May this volume, which enshrines much of what "The Elms" 
means to us, awaken fond recollections of the years when our ideals 
were fashioning, and when unconsciously our minds were reaching 
out to thoughts breathing of eternity, our hearts were being molded 
to a love of the good and the beautiful. May its sketches help to pre- 
serve, in the twilight of memory, our true and cherished friendships; 
help us to live over again "the ways of Time's all golden yesterdays." 

First daughters to leave the sacred halls of "The Elms" with a 

mother's fond blessing and wistful prayer that we may live her 

lessons and spread her name and fame, may we prove worthy pioneers 

of her educational principles. God grant that we may perpetuate the 

finest traditions of "The Elms," and that the Charter Class may be 

her banner class, always and everywhere! „ ,. 

^ - ^ The Editor. 



Contents 

I. The College 

II. The Classes 

III. Organizations 

IV. Features 

V. Advertisements 




PRINTING HY PHKLI'.S IH'Iil.ISHING COMP.^NY, SPRI NGPIKLD, M .V.S.S.'Xf 1 1 1' SKTTS 

ENGRAVING AND ART WORK BY SPRINGFIELD PHOTO-KNGRAVI NG COMPANY, 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Elmata Staff 

Mary Frances Greaney 
nditor-iii-Cliicf 

Makgaret Geran 
Business Manager 

Katherine Daly 
Art Editor 



TO THE FACULTY 



For the untiriyig efforts and sympathetic understand- 
ing of our Reverend Clergy who are our professors; the 
unselfish devotion and kindly interest of our teaching 
sisters, the Charter class is sincerely appreciative and 
grateful. 

They have taught us to cherish learning for the 
light it can shed, the culture it brings, the power 
it develops; to employ knowledge and self -sacrifice in 
making life more enjoyable for others. They have in- 
spired us to be true to Qod, to Church, to country, to kin, 
to friend — that at life s goal we may be deserving of 
the honors Qod gives to true womanhood, a womanhood 
cast in the mold of Our Lady, and nurtured in her 
halls of learning at "The Elms.'' 



MOST REV. THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D. 
President 



REV. PATRICK F. DOYLE, S.T.B., J.C.L., Ph.D. 

Vice-President 

Board of Trustees 

Rt. Rev. Msgr. B. S. Conaty, V.G., P.A.. LL.D. 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. F. Fagan. P.R. 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. F. Conlin, P.R. 

Diocesan Superi'isor of ScJiools 

Rev. Francis X. Downey, S.J. 

One Time Dean of Holy Cross College 
Rt. Rev. M.sgr. J. J. Donnelly, P.R. 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. E. Foley, P.R. 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Desrochers 
Rev. L. M. Cyman, O.M.C. 
Wm. G. McKechnie, Attorney 

JHembers Ex-Officio 

The President of the College 
The Vice-President of the College 
The Mother Superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of 
Saint Joseph, Springfield, Massachusetts 
The Dean of the College 
The Secretary of the College 



Charter Qlass Song 



The golden links of true friendship's chain 

Will bind us firm and fast to you, 

We'll cherish your happiest mem'ries, 

O Charter class of 'Thirty-Two ! 

W' e'll now seek fame and happiness 

In Life's unknown but beck'ning realms ; 

We'll prove our love and loyalty, 

Dear Lady of the Elms. 

We'll hold aloft your bright torch of fame. 
Forever may its radiance glow ! 
'Though we leave your hallowed halls, 
Our thoughts will ever backward flow. 
'Though your praises loud and long 
Will ring through years that swiftly pass, 
Your fondest praises we will sing, 
Yes, we — your Charter class. 

— Music b\ Katherine Donaldson. 
— Words h\ Catherine Dunn. 



ESTHER CECILIA BARNES 
North Brookfield, AIass. 

"Most starry fair, but kindled from 
ivithin 

As 't ivcre zvith dazvn." 



Little old North Brooktield sent Esther to us four years ago, and, like Caesar of old, "she came, 
she saw, she conquered" all with her cheerful disposition and ability to make and hold friends. 
Esther is one of the few who, after four years, still believes firmly in the afternoon constitu- 
tional. She has always impressed us as the type of person who would be her own collected self 
under all circumstances. Possessed of a broad sense of humor and a radiant personality, she is 
sure to make friends wherever her interests may lead in the vague world which lies ahead 
"after graduation." Beneath the outer merry appearance which has characterized Esther's varied 
activity among us, we have always found an intensely philosophical attitude toward the joys 
and sorrows which beset the path of life. Fortunately, she is an optimist. Her rare faculty of 
looking beneath the surface of human activity, coupled with a certain buoyancy of spirit, 
expressed in the happiest smile we know, makes her an ideal companion. North Brookfield gave 
us Esther. We, reluctantly, give her back, with the hope that North Brookfield will appreciate 
her, as we admire and love her. 

Class Secretary 3; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais treasurer 
2; Metaphysical Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association; Senior 
Play. 



HELEN ANITA BENARD 
Sprixgfield, Mass. 

"Thy care is fixed and craloiisly at lends. 
To fill thv odorous Lamp 'wilh deeds of 
light." ' 



Helen reaches the zenith of kind, gracious affability. If loyalty in spirit, sympathy in understand- 
ing and altruism of soul be the requisites for success — then tomorrow's page of Helen's history 
is written. To have met her was a pleasure and to know her more intimately as the years went 
by was a treat. The class early recognized her qualities by honoring her with the presidency 
in Sophomore year, during which she acquitted herself nobh'. Helen is a novel combination of 
solemn dignity and girlish enthusiasm, — an interesting companion, an earnest student, having 
gained distinction in everything which her able hands have undertaken during her four years 
with us. Helen takes the keenest pleasure in all the good things of life, but invariably reduces 
them to their proper positions in the scale of values. A true book lover, she has a commanding 
knowledge of the arts. She has natural charm that is attendant upon her person and diffused 
about her. Why give prognostications of the morrow when it is sufficiently interesting to note 
the actions of today, which are earnest enough of what Helen will be? 

Class secretary 1 ; president 2; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais 
vice-president 3, 4 ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic Action Club president 4 ; 
Athletic Association; Glee Club: Associate Editor; Senior Play; Commence- 
ment Speaker. 




MILDRED MARIE CLARKE 
Springfield, Mass. 

'IVho can portray the beauty that lies, 
In the lucid depths of her candid eyes." 



Mildred reminds one of the cool, apparently serene, surface of "waters stilled at even." Just as 
time reveals many things in the depths of the darkened waters to those who watch till dawn, 
so in our years of association with Mildred we have found beneath her calm, almost indifferent 
exterior, the essential elements of true personality, depths of love and loyalty which the smallest 
need of a friend will send bubbling to the surface. Hers is not a friendship lightly given, it is 
not a friendship lightly gained. Naturally all do not stop to watch "the stilled waters of even- 
tide," but at this the final year of our college life we all feel that in Mildred we have gained a 
true and loyal friend forever. And has Mildred style! Well, your latest frock is just a "tuck" 
behind "Mil's." We suspect she subscribes for a Parisian Fashion Book; she's partial to French, 
you know. In fact, she intends to make it a factor in her life work whatever path she follows. 
But while her vocation is still undecided, Mildred has a very definite avocation, she is very 
fond of Terpsichore and her art. The marked zeal which accompanies her every undertaking, be 
it social or scholastic, reassures us in regard to Mildred's future. Whatever she does it will be 
a success. She will touch nothing that she will not adorn. 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic 
y\ction vice-president 4 ; Athletic Association ; Senior Play; Commencement 
Speaker. 



MARGARET TERESA CLIFFORD 
Northampton. Mass. 

"Success is in the tcav yoit zvalk the 

paths of life each day; 
It's in the little things yon do and in the 

things yon say." 



We did not know "Peg" long before we were attracted b)- her cheerfulness and her good-nature. 
She has that Heaven-sent gift of being able to see the sunny side of any situation, and a witty 
remark, accompanied by a charming smile or a burst of pleasant laughter has brightened many 
a dark moment. To her may be aptly applied the quotation, "Divinely tall, divinely fair," for she 
is characterized by these two qualities. One special claim to distinction is the fact that she 
possesses beautiful hair which — in this day and generation — is long enough to be braided and 
wound around her head! "Peg" is a "math" shark. Calculus and its kindred subjects are 
steeped in deep mystery as far as some of us are concerned, but they hold no terrors or mys- 
teries for "Peg." The only reason "Peg" hasn't trisected an angle is because she hasn't tried. 
In fact her speech in the mathematics assembly of Junior year was so interesting that it held 
the rapt attention of those for whom "math" is an abomination of desolation. In addition, it 
was one of the prize speeches of the year. "Peg's" present ambition is to be a buyer in a New 
York shop. (She evidently plans to make use of her knowledge of figures.) Here's wishing you 
the best of success, "Peg!" 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club treasurer 2 ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical 
Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Glee Club ; Associate 
Editor; Senior Plaj-. 




KATHERINE BEULAH CURRAN 
Northampton, Mass. 

"With such a comrade, such a frieud. 
1 fain zwuld u<alk till journey's cud." 



Sauntering her way through four sliort years at O. L. E., and into the hearts ol her classmates, 
"Kate" has left only pleasant memories behind her, with one clearly defined image standing out 
on memory's page — that of an ideal friend and loyal classmate. An admirable blending of fine 
fellowship, sparkling personality, and winsome womanhood, she has been prominent alike in 
the social swim and the academic arena. In the great outdoors, she is facile priuccps. Many times 
we have enviously — but proudly — watched her perform on the tennis courts or skating rink. 
And her unusual record in the department of mathematics assuredly belies the statement that 
girls cannot conquer equations and calculus. The subject has no terrors for her. In fact, she 
revels in its mysteries. And her solutions and lucid demonstrations of difficult problems have 
lield us spellbound, and won the commendation of professors. Her selection as assistant business 
manager of the year book was a well-merited recognition of her ability to prove to anyone that 
he could not afford not to advertise. Surely one endowed with such talent will climb easily the 
stairway of life at the top of which is success, and, as she goes, will spread the sunshine that 
will bring a fervent "God speed" from all her fortunate fellow wayfarers on the pilgrimage of 
life. We don't know her life plans. She will be a Helen Wills if she goes into tennis; a Willy 
Green if she chooses finance; a female Euclid if she selects the classroom, and an apostle of 
good cheer wherever she goes. 

Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cerclc Franqais ; Metaphysical Club; Catholic 
Action Club; Athletic -A.ssociation vice-president 2, 3; Glee Club; Assistant 
Business Manager. 




MARGARET MARY CUSACK 
Westfield, Mass. 

"A face zcith gladness overspread. 
Soft smiles by huina)i kindness bred." 



Gifted with gentleness and kindness, Margaret has smiled her way through the terrors of an 
A. B. curriculum. The sunshine of her character has added immeasurably to the brightness of 
these four years. Always pleasant, always thoughtful and considerate, she is loved by everyone. 
Though quiet and unobtrusive in manner, this gentle little girl is very efficient. When called 
upon in Religion class to "give a reason for the faith that is in you, Margaret," she has acquitted 
herself notably. Time and time again her knowledge of Latin syntax has appalled and enthralled 
us. Even Tacitus, Seneca and the entire galaxy of Latin authors are not much more than light 
reading for her. ^Margaret does everything faithfully and well, giving the best she has to every 
undertaking. And when chosen Prefect of the Sodality in Sophomore year, she upheld her 
tradition of generous whole-hearted service. She has her enthusiasms too ; and the greatest of 
these is "Saint Mary's," Westfield, — the school par excellence, famous for its unconquerable 
basketball team, and in the opinion of us all, more renowned still for having given to the 
charter class "Margaret." When her ship of dreams comes in, may it be laden with all her 
heart's desires ! 

Sodality prefect 2 ; Dramatic Club treasurer 3 ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Meta- 
physical Club ; Catiiolic Action Club ; .\tl':letic Association, 




MARY ELIZABETH DALTON 
Worcester. Mass. 

'Eyes that dance with life's dclii/ht. 
Lips that smile, dispelling iiiyht." 



Y ou will no doubt find it extremely difficult to withdraw your gaze from the charming picture 
above, long enough to peruse a rather inadequate and mediocre account of Mary. However, it 
will at least confirm all the complimentary anticipations which have been undoubtedly prompted 
by a somewhat prolonged inspection of her picture. Mary is one of those conta.ijiously lively 
and vivacious individuals. She is full of animation, always sees the funny side of everything, 
and often creates it. She shares this fun with others by means of her c|uick wit and dry humor. 
However, there is another side to Mary's character. Though not ostensibly displayed, it really 
is fundamentally dominant. Mary is an earnest worker, a loyal and conscientious student, and a 
generous, friendly comrade. This phase of her personality is revealed on such occasions as 
Sodality socials, when she willingly spends hours of her time to make them successful. Such a 
charming combination of the lighter and deeper shades of character will certainly blend to make 
a rich, colorful, and beautiful life for Mary. With her go the heartiest and happiest wishes of '32. 

Class vice-president 2; Sodality secretary 3; Dramatic Club; I-^ Cercle 
Frangais ; Metaphysical Club vice-president 3 ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic 
Association ; Senior Play. 




KATHERINE MARY DALY 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Talented , prudent, thoughtful, true, 
Her creed is not to preach, hut do." 



A slender girl with a pair of twinkling brown eyes, fringed with unbelievingly curly lashes, a 
girl with a merry smile and very expressive hands is "Kay," our class artist. She is responsible 
for the clever sketches which make our year book a thing of beauty. Most artists are selfish 
with their talent and lay the blame on their so-called temperament. "Kay" is the exception which 
proves the rule. She is ever willing to give time and work for the cause of her classmates; be 
it for a poster, a program or a party — there is always some evidence of her handiwork. However, 
Katherine is "twice blessed" ; she paints, not only with brush and colors, but also with words 
and pen. She gives us neat character sketches which are the delight of her English teacher and 
a proof of her wide knowledge of human nature. Add to these natural gifts the happy faculty 
of making friends easily, and you will not wonder that "Kay" is ever in demand on the campus. 
Keep at your drawing, Katherine, so that we may grace the walls of our future alumnae hall 
with the etchings of the artist of the charier class. We shall look for your productions in the 
art galleries of the future. 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club ; Le Cercle Franqais ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic 
Action Club; Athletic Association; Glee Club; Art Editor. 




CLARE ALICE DEVIXE 
Springfield. Mass. 

"Her voice icas ever soft. 
Gentle, and lozc; — an excellent thing 
in a zt'oman." 



Dark eyes sparkling with merriment, a smile full of the joy of living:, a gentle, sweet voice, — 
that is Clare. Her cheerfulness and ability to keep smiling have endeared her to us all. Her 
unquenchable good humor has lightened many a weary hour. Even philosophy orals have proved 
powerless to impair her joyous disposition. Clare's athletic prowess is well recognized. Few, 
indeed, are they who presume to challenge her at teimis, while no less formidable is her skill 
with a soccer ball. Music is another of Clare's accomplishments. No quartet is ever quite com- 
plete without her. And residents of O'Leary Hall can testify to her talent as a pianist, — and to 
her generosity in displaying this gift. However, of all the things she loves to do, "tripping the 
light fantastic" is her favorite. Statistics show that, since reaching the age of reason, she has 
not missed a single dance. Clare is always willing to help, and has served on numerous com- 
mittees, among them that of the Junior Prom. Her sincerity and honesty have won her a host 
of friends, and we all have learned to know and appreciate the sterling character that lies beneath 
Clare's happy, never failing smile. W'e feel sure that she will smile her way througli life as 
gaily and as successfully as she has through college. Our best wishes follow you. Clare. 

Sodality secretary 2; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Francjais ; Metaphysical 
Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association; Associate Humorous 
Editor. 




ESTHER ELIZABETH DEVIXE 
Chicopee Falls. Mass. 

"A good joke noii' and then 
Is relished by the zcisest men." 



Esther is the half of the "Divine Duet" that keeps us well supplied with the latest Scotch jokes. 
If you should be passing along a corridor and chance to see a black and white huddle and hear, 
in a jovial manner, "Have you heard the one about the Scotchman — ?" you will know that 
"Es" will be found in the middle, telling the one that's "up to date and a day ahead." "Es" has 
had a good time wherever she has been and has often brightened a corner of the dark locker 
room with her ever-ready Scotch humor. She is one of the individuals who succeeded in making 
her stay at "The Elms" both a social and an intellectual success. Her ability to study well and 
wisely, aided in attaining the latter while her good-nature and "Scotch" ancestry put the former 
within easy reach. Esther is an authority on the 'atest and best shows, and she just loves to 
inform people about the most interesting novels which have been recently published. It is beyond 
us how she finds time for everything. Esther is right up to the minute — both in class and out of 
class. In her we find an uncommonly strong character. She always knows exactly what she 
wants, and, needless to say, she usually gets it. The best is none too good for you, Esther. You 
will get it anyway, but it is a pleasure to wish it to you. 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club : Le Cercle Franqais vice-president 2 ; Metaphysical 
Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association treasurer 1, 2; Glee Club 
treasurer 1 ; Humorous Editor. 




ORANIER CECILIA DIAMONT 
Springfield, Mass. 

"Thanks for the s\'}iif>alhics that yc have 
spoken, 

Thanks for each kindly ivord, each 
silent token." 



There could be only one "Renee" — good-natured, generous, friendly. We always think of her 
as laughing and on the best of terms with all the world, for no matter how far she may sink for 
a time beneath the waters of discouragement, she always comes up smiling. Her optimism and 
good-humor are qualities which any of us would be proud to possess. But do not think that she 
is irresponsible. "I should say not!" (as she would say). She is an earnest student and a 
diligent worker. She sets splendid examples of industry and perseverance which we would do 
well to follow. In all her classes, whenever occasion arises, "Renee" is forced to be a veritable 
Greek dictionary, and she always acquits herself creditably. "Renee" is refreshingly frank — 
there is nothing of artificiality or aftectation about her. She is always her own natural, pleasant 
self, a friend who would do anything in the world for you, and who would willingly give you 
anything she possessed, from chocolate bars to innumerable rides in her car which she handles 
like a female Oldficld. Knowing her ability, we predict that she will be a successful business 
woman, and we are sure that anyone so universally well-liked in college cannot help but be so 
in the years to come. 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club vice-president 4 ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical 
Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Glee Club ; Athletic Association. 




MARGARET ELEANOR DINEEN 
Springfield, Mass. 

"What she bravely thought 
She nobly dared." 



"Marge" is a paradox. We soon discovered that beneath the sweetness of her personality and the 
mildness of her disposition, she possesses determination, fearlessness, and courage. Her frank- 
ness is a virtue. She can march through a debate or a discussion with flying colors, and she 
will vigorously uphold her principles and opinions as long as she believes them to be right. 
Invariably she climaxes her arguments with a vehement "Well, for goodness sakes !" Just as 
stoutly and as truly will she uphold and defend a friend. "Marge" is the best of company. Her 
wit is of the keenest and her giggle is both contagious and continuous. Her pet subject is Latin 
and her ability in it is well known. Her sight translations usually leave the rest of us weak and 
gasping for breath. We would never be surprised to hear that she spoke Latin, and not the pig 
variety, either. Her ability as a financier is attested by the efficient way in which she collects 
your class dues and makes you like it. Consequently, we suggest that she become a banker, but 
we feel confident that she will find success in whatever field she enters, and wish her the best 
of luck. 

Class treasurer 3, 4; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais ; Meta- 
physical Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Glee Club ; 
Assistant Editor. 



KATHERINE MARY DONALDSON 
Springfield, Mass. 

"O Music! sj^hcrc-dcsccndcd maid. 
Friend of Pleasure. Il'isdmu's aid." 



One of our never dimming memories of college shall be that of a small curly-headed girl 
tripping gaily through marble halls, greeting all with a radiant smile. It is Katlierine, — light of 
heart, light of gait, ever cheerful and bright, ever calm and unperturbed. From the first day she 
has been our "L'Allegra." It is she who always finds the silver lining and who lightens the most 
serious situation by her infectious mirth. However dreary the skies may be, Katherine's optimism, 
framed in "wreathed smiles," never fails. Truly in keeping with her joyous disposition is her 
ability as a musician. Whether the request be Beethoven or "something to dance to," "Kay" 
willingly and capably responds. Speaking of dancing, that is another of her gifts. A certain 
broad-shouldered young man, who has not yet suffered the calamity of missing an "Elms" prom, 
has become quite famous for the saying: " 'Kay' Donaldson, the best little dancer on the floor!" 
In dramatics, Katherine has been one of our stars. As "Mrs. Malaprop" in the Freshman pla>-, 
she sent us into gales of laughter. And who will ever forget her as Saint Agnes in the play 
presented by the French Club? Blithe dispenser of happiness, may the melody of life never 
cease for you, and may the future bring you the fulfillment of your brightest dreams. 

Sodality: Dramatic Club president 1: Le Cercle Frangais: Metaphysical 
Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Glee Club secretary 1 ; 
Senior Play. 



CATHERINE MARY DUNN 
Palmer, Mass. 



"A friend zvho knows and dares to say 
The brave szveet words that cheer the 
ivay." 



The very first to register on that fall day of 1928, which seems such a short time past, was an 
auburn-haired, blue-eyed little girl. .She registered as "Catherine," but she has never been known 
by any other name than "Kitty." She came to us from Palmer High with an enviable record and 
proceeded at once to embellish it. Both scholastically and socially, she has attained and main- 
tained a foremost place. In calm, measured tones our "Kitty" has disposed of difficulties against 
scholasticism in a manner that would call forth approval from Saint Thomas himself. Her 
ability in English was recognized when, in Sophomore year, she was chosen president of the 
dramatic society and reelected to that office the following year. Her work as chairman of the 
Sodality's social committee, and as member of the committee for the Junior prom, has given 
ample proof of her initiative and capabilities. "Kitty" is one of the chief reasons why these 
four years have been such happy ones. No truer or more loyal friend ever lived. With apologies 
to the poet, we "could sail the waters of all the world" and never find a friend to love like the 
friend we've found in her. She is blessed with infinite lightness of heart and spontaneous good 
humor ; and the fates have given her a generous supply of that illusive, intangible quality termed 
personality. We know that you will bring glory to Alma Mater, "Kitty." Supreme success and 
true happiness is our farewell wish for you. 

Class Secretary 2; vice-president ; Sodality; Dramatic Club president 2, 
3, 4 ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic Action Club secretary 
4; Athletic Association; Glee Club; Associate Editor; Senior Prom chairman; 
Senior Play. 




9 




MARY GERALDIXE ENRIGHT 

MiTTINEAGUE, MaSS. 

"Her laughter was like the sound the 
stars 

Had when they sang together." 



Enter the original Mary, the epitome of genial suavity. How can such qualities of wit, con- 
viviality, of scholarship, and beautj^ of mind, of facile pen and ready word, be bound up in one 
person? Exaggerated? No more so in my lines than in Mary. Her irresistible charm and alert- 
ness in seeing the funny side won her a high niche of lasting popularity. Mary's contributions 
of a literary nature have raised a standard for the em.ulation of future "Elmites," for her wisdom 
is as sound as her wit is radiant. With a true appreciation of the classics, both ancient and 
modern, she finds the utmost pleasure in an inexhaustible fund of Mother Goose rhymes, 
mostly of her own composition. Upon the slightest provocation (and even without any provoca- 
tion) Mary would spontaneously wax poetic in weird flights of fancy from the sublime to the 
ridiculous. Her abnormal powers of conversation and repartee, reinforced by the courage which 
accompanies solid conviction, will command admiration far beyond college walls. A possessor 
of ideals — she lives up to them ; courage — she possesses it ; knowledge — she has obtained it in 
abundance ; self-reliance — it was her native gift ; character — nature and grace have moulded 
It; charm — she is blessed with it. If she hasn't the "open sesame" to success, there isn't any. 

Class president 3; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais treasurer 2; 
Metaphysical Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association; Glee Club; 
Associate Editor. 




MARGARET MARY GERAN 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"Let majesty, your first atteiitiun 
suiiniio)! 

Ah ca ira! The majesty of zvomaii." 



Poised, dignified, regal, these and like adjectives run through your mind when first trying to 
describe Margaret. But although these impressions last, they are hopelessly inadequate express- 
sions of this lovable, natural girl of the "Titian" hair, and the Holyoke smile. Margaret is a 
most likable combination of natural, easy grace and abundant good nature. As young collegians, 
W e quickly recognized the magnetic power of her character and her ability to lead. The honor 
of being Freshman class president in a charter class bears with it real duties. Margaret had no 
understanding "big sisters" from whom to seek advice in the many difficulties which arose from 
time to time. But she certainly established a record for executive ability during her year of 
office for the succeeding chief executive to follow. She had a happy faculty and facility for 
getting things done. In our first big social event, the Junior Promenade, Margaret was an 
efficient member of the general committee. And as Seniors, in our final big undertaking, the 
Year Book, we made our last demand of this loyal, dependable girl, and elected her business 
manager, confident that no business man could say "No" to the witchery of her smile and the 
bewitchery of her rhetoric. If the present depression does not end until Margaret gets into big 
business, it will end then. 

Class president 1; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Francjais ; Meta- 
physical Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association; Business Manager; 
Senior Play. 




MARIE LOUISE GILLIS 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 



"Argue, argue early and late 
If a line u'ere crooked she'd argue it 
straight." 



These lines introduce and describe our own little "Chick," the herald of our famous Freshman 
plays. It was a fine beginning and she is still going strong in dramatics. Like dramatics, her 
class work will ever bear the stamp of ambition, courage, and earnestness. When it comes to 
real study, "Chick" is intellectual endeavor personified. We have sometimes wondered where she 
ever managed to collect so much energy. After a day crammed with stiff classes she would 
enter the gym full of animation, and immediately proceed to turn handsprings and otherwise 
entertain us with her gymnastic wizardry. "Chick" is one of those rare creatures who decides to 
work and succeeds, and then decides to play and does that equally well. A good athlete, a 
diligent student, a trueblue in friendship — what more could one ask? "Chick" is a born sales- 
woman and her finger is a magic wand. With the proper training it should reap a fortune for her. 
Four years of intimate good fellowship have passed all too quickly, and now we will soon be 
deprived of her radiant smile and cheerful spirit. Yet we have one consoling thought, though 
miles apart, "Chick" will always be with us in spirit. Our College days are over, but we won't 
forget the elevator episodes, or the hat that has gone through college with you, "Chick." 

Sodality; Dramatic Club vice-president 2; Le Cercle Frangais; Metaphysical 
Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Senior Play. 



MARY FRANCES GREANEY 
Worcester, Mass. 

"To see her is to like her. 
To kiwiv her is to love her." 



Yes, that's our Mary — the veritable possessor of that mysterious power of ubiquitousiiess. How 
otherwise can you explain her ability to be everywhere, know everything, and do every task 
that is humanly possible or even probable for a director of so many and such varied organiza- 
tions in the school? "Assistant-Dean" we chide her with being and Assistant-Dean she could 
almost be called. Who else could so successfully be president of the Senior class, prefect of the 
Sodality, president of the Glee Club, Editor-in-chief of the Year Book, and still maintain an 
enviable scholastic record? And yet — we doubt if anyone has ever seen the faintest suggestion 
of' egoism in her makeup, or even the slightest approach to vanity. Therein lies the secret of her 
success, for here we have a girl who has unselfishly given of her time and talents from the very 
moment she entered the portals of O. L. E. It was to her that we all turned when notebooks 
were due, when philosophical or religious questions became too ponderous. It was to her we 
turned when a musical entertainment was being planned. (Certainly you have heard Marv's 
bewitching soprano voice.) It was to her that we turned when the pangs of homesickness 
threatened. So it was to her that the Senior class and, in fact, the whole student body appealed 
when a capable leader was needed, and she has not been found wanting. Mary, we thank you for 
all you have done for us and only hope the world may cherish and as fondly appreciate you as 
we have. 

Class president 4; vice-president 1: Sodality vice-prefect 2; prefect 3, 4; 
Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Fran<;ais; Metaphysical Club president 3; Catholic 
Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Glee Club president 2, 3, 4 ; Editor-in-chief ; 
Commencement Speaker. 



CECILIA EDNA LAROSE 



HoLYOKE. Mass. 

"Voiis possedez aiissi I'arf dc vans faire! 
Oh! voiis avcs tons Ics talents de 
plairc!" 



The title of "Quietest Girl" in the charter class goes to our Holyoke friend. Our former 
president, now residing in a nearby city, and "Ceil," have something in common. When "Ceil" 
does decide to speak, a hush descends on the class, for everyone knows that her statements are 
certain to be clear, concise and sans unc faute. "Still water runs deep" is "Ceil's" nature in a 
nutshell. That the press of social affairs was never permitted to interfere with the pursuit of 
her studies is the obvious and logical conclusion from the regularity of her appearance on the 
testimonial platform. All of "Cell's" notebooks have the essence of perfection stamped on them. 
"Ceil" must be the secret joy of the faculty. Her themes are always handed in when due and 
never a day late ; her recitations, invariably coherent and comprehensive ; and "Ceil" wouldn't 
even think of being late for Chapel or of cutting a Sodality meeting. However, "Cell's" scholas- 
tic achievements are not her only claims to fame, for she has firmly established herself as the 
"Jenny Lind" of "The Elms." Her charming voice has cheered us on many memorable occasions. 
Outside of "The Elms" proper, we know very little about "Cell's" activities. Dame Rumor hath 
it that "Ceil" has had many desperate "affairs" following one another in rapid succession, each 
one more serious than the last. May the most serious have the happiest ending. Best of luck, 
"Ceil." 

Class secretary 4; Sodality treasurer 3; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Frangais 
president 2, 3, 4 ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Associa- 
tion ; Glee Club ; Senior Play. 




GERTRUDE MARION MORRISON 
Great Barringtox. Mass. 

"For memory hath fainted the perfect 
friend 

JVith colors that never fade, hut blend." 



In the September of 1928, the gateway of the Berkshires unlatched to let slip out a smiling girl 
with golden hair. She made her waj' along a winding path and took residence in Chicopee. And 
Great Barrington's temporary loss was our gain. In four years Gertrude's sincerity, generosity 
and kindliness have endeared her to her classmates. And her flashing wit has brightened many 
dark moments. Always unselfish and eager to lend a helping hand, she is popular with all, and 
loved by those who know her intimately. Though no one could ever accuse her of being buried 
in books, she has established an enviable scholastic record. And her facility in translating Latin 
gems has saved many of us from embarrassing" moments. Too, her athletic prowess is well 
known, and was generally recognized in her unanimous election to the presidency of the 
Athletic Association. Parting with Gertrude will be sorrowful and joyful both! Sorrowful at 
losing the constant companionship we have enjoyed for four years; joyful, because she goes 
out equipped with those splendid qualities that will spell success for her, pleasure to her host of 
friends, and honor to "The Elms." 

Class treasurer 2; vice-president 4; Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle 
Frangais ; Metaphysical Club; Catholic Action Club; Athletic Association 
president 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Athletic Editor; Elm Orator. 



MARY VERONICA MURPHY 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

'Never elated when one man's opf^ress'd. 
Never dejected ivhile another's hiess'd." 



Here we present the sreat enigma of '32. Penetrate the labyrinth of her soul and become 
entangled in a maze of temperamental complexities. One may attempt to analyse the psychic 
protoplasm of her being, but the secret of her charm is as subtle and intangible as some of the 
oft-mentioned doctrines. "Mollie" is the unique combination of dreamer and pragmatist. When 
first we met her we thought her an unfathomable paradox, a perpetual pessimist. However, upon 
acquaintance, "Mollie" revealed a cheerful disposition and a generous nature. A ready twinkle 
of the eye, a bit of unexpected wit — "Diamond gleams amid the dust," are as mirrors of a 
sunny soul. "Mollie" is an ardent advocate of the worth of a classical education. Sometimes in 
the heat of expounding her doctrines, carried away by the fervor of deepest sincerity, "Mollie" 
would start of? with words of learned length, really mounting the heights of oratory, suddenly 
come crashing down from the sublime to the ridiculous, ending all her noble exposition with a 
light, contagious giggle. The partnership of Shea and Murphy was strong when they were 
yearlings here, but it seems only to have been cemented by the passing years and the two 
principles blossomed into learned sophisticates. "Mollie" was a person with an objective, who 
seldom permitted herself to be distracted or diverted from the goal upon which she focused her 
energies. Good luck to you, "Mollie," v^ith three cheers for interior decoration ! 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic 
Action Club ; Athletic Association. 



DOROTHY TPZRESA O'BRIEN 
Chicopee, Mass. 

"Her eye ev'n turned on empty space 
Beamed keen zvith honor." 



The door opens, a tall, blithe girl with apologetic eyes, which try vainly to conceal the twinkle 
lurking in their depths, saunters into the classroom. " 'Dot' is late as usual," is the meaning 
of the general sigh. The above scene has taken place about three mornings a week for the past 
four years, but it would not be fair to omit the second act in this short drama of "Dorothy's 
Life at College." Another sigh, "Better late than never," follows her recitation. For Dorothy's 
general knowledge, her remarkable memor}-, and brilliant mind, never fail to make an interesting- 
contribution to the lesson ; and no class is complete without her familiar, "Well, I read — " and 
there follows a statement which every ear strains to catch. We sometimes wonder if "Dot" 
stays home mornings to read the latest newspapers and magazines and is oblivious to the 
passage of time. But not for knowledge alone is Dorothy welcome. She possesses one of the 
sunniest natures on the campus, is generous to the extent of sacrificing half a noon hour to get 
a classmate an extra library book, and she is always ready for any proposed plan to help make 
our school life a happy one. We expect to hear great things of Dorothy in the future. She may 
arrive late, but she will arrive, as her unsuccessful rivals from Holy Cross and Boston College, 
in the last Hibernian essay contest, will sadly admit. 

Sodality ; Dramatic Club ; Le Cercle Frangais ; Metaphysical Club secretary 
3 ; Catholic .Action Club : Athletic .\ssociation ; Senifir Pla.\'. 



ALICE FRANCES SCHNETZER 
Springfield, AIass. 

"A countenance in zt.'Jiich did meet 
Fair records, promises as sweet." 



For us who have associated with AHce for the past four years descriptions are vain. Words 
have such ordinary sounds. You need to have known her intimately, to have played and worked 
with her, to appreciate fully her friendliness and charm. But try to convince her that what we 
think is true ! Modesty and humility are two of her most pronounced virtues. She is the envy 
of many, as she is one of the class beauties. (Why, of course, there are several!) No one ever 
fails to notice her famous dimples, which are the nicest ever, and exclamations such as "She's 
a peach !" are The thing when talking about Alice. Her popularity is evidenced by the fact that 
she was elected to the unique honor of being chairman of the first Junior promenade in the 
history of the college, and we are willing to wager that, in all the years to come, no class will 
have a more charming and attractive prom chairman than the one who with dignity (and speed) 
led the grand march for the historic charter class of 1932. The words "Alice's blue gown" took 
on new meaning that evening. Alice (at times) wants to teach French, but we have strong 
suspicions that "Somebody from Somewhere" will prevent her from staying at that profession 
for very long. But, whatever she does, we shall be thinking of her often and wishing her success 
and happiness. 

Sodality; Dramatic Club; Le Cercle Francais ; Metaphysical Club; Catholic 
Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Junior Prom chairman. 



MARY CECILIA SHEA 
HoLYOKE, Mass. 

"To those u'lw kiwiv thee not, no zvords 
can paint; 
And those who know thee, knoiv all 
words are faint." 



"Mickie's" charm is elusive. To be able to call "Mickie" a friend is a pleasure indeed, but to 
count her as an intimate friend is nothino; less than an infinite treasure. "Mickie" is a friend 
to all who know her, but she is a special friend to those in trouble. "Mickie" is truly termed 
"a friend in need." She listens to their tales with never a word of complaint. "Mickie" never 
worried about her studies, and why should she? The intricacies of philosophy, especially ethics, 
seemed to incite her to even greater zeal in her quest of knowledge. Remember the Moham- 
medans? "Mickie's" favorite philosophical phrase is "Post hoc, ergo propter hoc, is a sophism." 
In senior year "Mickie" added her sweet voice to the Glee Club. As yet we haven't found out 
why. Do I hear someone asking, "Can she sing?'' Oh yes, "Mickie" is one of those musical girls. 
Sing? She couldn't carry a tune in a basket, but she will try anything once, and most things 
several times. To mention "Mickie" without "Mollie" would be to speak of bread without 
butter, and that would never do. This team constitutes one of the most firmly cemented friend- 
ships that can be found at "The Elms." We say, may it be like heaven, beautiful and eternal. 
Never in the course of history has there been a Mike without a Pat. How about it, "Mickie"? 

Sodality; Dramatic Club secretary 2, 4; vice-president 3; Le Cercle Fran- 
(jais ; Metaphysical Club ; Catholic Action Club ; Athletic Association ; Glee 
Club. 



Cecilia Larose, Secretary 

Margaret Dineen, Treasurer 

Mary Greaney, President 

Gertrude Morrison. rice-President 



^he Diary of Peggy Pep 



(FRESHMAN YEAR) 
1928-1929 

September 20 — Miracle of miracles ! I am a college 
student ! This afternoon, I registered in the Fresh- 
man class at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, 
and I am now entitled, ladies and gentlemen, to be 
qualified by that magnificent adjective — collegiate! 
Mine's the charter class, too. Quite a distinction, 
I think. 

September 21 — My first day of classes, and we cer- 
tainly started in with a bang — ancient history, 
French, and English, and I still have "math" 
(which I loathe), Latin, and religion to look for- 
ward to. We're beginning to get acquainted, too, 
and I think we're a rather jolly-looking group. I've 
answered the questions, "Where are you from?" 
and "What is your name?" so many times today 



that I've decided to wear a sign on my back 
tomorrow. 

September 2-1 — Monday ! The week-end was spent in 
.getting acclimated and ni becoming better ac- 
quainted. There are thirty-seven of us in the class 
— just large enough so you can get to know every- 
one. Most of us have our uniforms now, and do 
we look modest and retiring in our black and 
white ! Classes are progressing, although I still 
manage to find the right room at the wrong time. 

October 3 — The college was formally opened today 
with a pontifical mass celebrated by Bishop 
O'Leary. who is president of our college. Our 
entire class received Holy Communion. Bishop 
O'Leary gave a most inspiring address in which he 
set forth the ideals of Catholic education for young 
women. We were all deeply impressed when he 
read a cablegram from the Vatican bestowing the 



blessing of the Holy Father on the faculty and 
students of the college. Today, too, we wore our 
college caps for the first time, and stifif necks were 
the price we paid for the added dignity they gave 
us. 

October 9 — Today we elected class officers, and we 
were proud to entrust the destinies of the first 
Freshman class to the following: Margaret Geran, 
president ; Mary Greaney, vice-president ; Helen 
Benard, secretary ; and Olive O'Brien, treasurer. 

OcTOHER 30 — This afternoon we made our social 
debut. There being no upper classes to receive us, 
we, with the aid of the faculty, received ourselves. 
An entertaining program was presented by a num- 
ber of the students (we are beginning to discover 
a great deal of talent) and a delicious lunch was 
served. 

No\ 'EMBER 13 — Today we formed a Dramatic Club, 
so don't be surprised if some day you read that 
the most famous actress of the day made her first 
sensation at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 

November 14 — Today, the ground was broken for the 
new administration building which is to contain 
offices, classrooms, a library, gymnasium, labora- 
tories, and an auditorium. Bishop O'Leary turned 
the first sod and asked a blessing on all those 
associated with the work, and all present and 
future students of the college. Benediction followed 
in the chapel. Moving pictures of the procession 
were taken. Imagine ! The charter class in the 
movies! Here's hoping our "tests" are successful. 

November 19 — We are resolved to be true French 
students and conversationalists and so today a 
French club was organized. Parlcz-vous frangaisf 

November 26 — We're in the throes of our first mid- 
semester exams. Some of them have been hard 
and others not so bad, but we still have hopes. 

November 28 — Leaving this noon for Thanksgiving 
week-end, and are we thankful ! 

December 6 — We had hopes of having a Christmas 
dance, but we have to wait until there are more 
of us so we can make it a real nice afifair and so 
set a high standard for the college. I can see that 
this charter class business isn't going to be all fun. 

December 7 — Until today, no religion classes have 
been held. This morning was the first, at which 
Father Lane, who is to be our instructor, spoke to 
us about the Immaculate Conception. We were glad 
to welcome Father Lane and we know we are 
going to like him immensely. 

December 21 — Going home today for Christmas vaca- 
tion, and here's wishing you a Merry Christmas, 
Everybody ! 

January 7 — Back to work and lots of it. Mid-years 
are appearing on the horizon. 

January 15 — Father George Shea told us of his trip 
to the Holy Land, this afternoon. We all enjoyed 
his talk a great deal. 



January 26 — Mid-years are all over, and strange as 
it may seem, we're all still alive. They weren't too 
terrible but bad enough. 

February 2 — This morning, our first spiritual retreat 
ended. It lasted four days, and was conducted by 
Rev. Thomas Quinn, S.J., of Boston College. It was 
an inspiring and edifying experience, and we are 
resolved that it shall bear forth good fruit for the 
rest of our lives. In addition, we made the ac- 
quaintance of little Isaac. 

February 8 — Marks! With fear and trembling we 
received our first reports. There were several 
surprises but mostly pleasant ones. The charter 
class is setting a fine standard of scholarship, if 
we do say so ourselves. 

February 14 — Today Father Keenan gave a most 
interesting lecture on Lourdes. I found it most en- 
tertaining and very instructive. 

March 19 — Thanks to St. Joseph, we had no classes 
today, but this afternoon a musical and dramatic 
program was presented at which Bishop O'Leary 
was the guest of honor. Three one-act plays, "The 
Prince of Principipole," "A Puritan Courtship," 
and "The Old Stone Wall," were very well acted 
and occasioned much favorable comment. I only 
wish the clock went around during classes as fast 
as it did during the Puritan's courting! Much of 
the program was in keeping with St. Patrick's day. 
There was a very pretty Irish dance and a number 
of Irish songs were sung. A harp solo furnished 
one of the most pleasing numbers. 

March 20 — Yesterday's program was so well liked 
that we were asked to present it again today, and 
the second performance was as successful as the 
first. Our next offer will undoubtedly come from 
Broadway. 

March 22 — The favorite topic now is the ball which 
the Alumnae of the Academy and Normal School 
are holding April 4 at the Kimball. A number of 
the college girls are planning to go, and all are 
anticipating an awfully good time. There's no 
conversation now that doesn't include those popular 
words "men" and "evening gown." 

March 25 — Mid-semester exams again ! Don't ever 
judge college by what you see in the movies — it 
simply isn't so, and won't be until examinations go 
out of date. 

March 26 — This morning an athletic association was 
formed. The charter class is certainly versatile. 

March 27 — Have time to scribble only a line. We're 
going home today for spring vacation — -'nuff said. 

April 8 — All arrived last night in Easter finery and 
we're back at work again today. Everyone's talk- 
ing about the ball which was perfectly gorgeous. 

May 21 — Today a most impressive ceremony was held 
when the members of the class were received into 
the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin. Father Lane 



presented the students with diplomas and medals 
symbohc of membership, and gave an address in 
which he urged us to adopt the Blessed Virgin as 
the model for our own lives. The ceremony closed 
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

May 22 — This morning a number of the students 
organized a glee club. There'll be "music in the 
air" from now on. 

May 29 — We're in the midst of final exams and I only 
hope I can keep awake until they're over. The 
prospect of a long summer vacation looks mighty 
good to me. 

JuxE 4 — The last day of our Freshman year. Now that 
I look back it really has been short, but at times it 
didn't seem that way. Good-bye, everybody, and 
good luck ! 

(SOPHOMORE YEAR) 
1929-1930 

September 19 — Back to college again for my Soph- 
omore year! We registered this afternoon and wc 
start work tomorrow morning bright and early. It 
seemed good to see everyone again. We've re- 
viewed the whole summer all in one afternoon and 
evening. The Freshmen that I've met seem to be 
up and coming. We lordly Sophomores had a grand 
time looking them over. By the way I've just 
realized that "Sophomore" means "wise fool." I 
wonder which characteristic will predominate this 
year ! Of course, I know. 

Septe.mber 20 — Classes began today. I guess I'll have 
plenty to do with English, French, Spanish, Latin, 
religion, and logic on my hands. There are just 
twenty-seven of us now. Some of our class have 
left. They were all dandy girls and I know we're 
going to miss them. 

Septe.mber 26 — We had our first class meeting today 
and elected officers. Helen Benard is president; 
Mary Dalton. vice-president ; Kitty Dunn, secre- 
tary ; and Gert Morrison, treasurer. I hope we 
have an active and a prosperous year. 

September 27 — We expected to be in our new building 
this fall but it's not completed yet. We're anxious 
to have it finished — we just about count every brick 
that goes into it. 

October 1 — We held a class meeting today to consider 
giving a reception to the Freshman. The committee 
in charge is Clare Devine, chairman, Irene Mikus, 
Mary Greaney and Kitty Dunn. We'll have to give 
them a royal welcome. 

October 9 — The Freshman party was held this after- 
noon and everyone had a ro\al time. The recrea- 
tion room was as pretty as could be, decorated with 
green and gold streamers and balloons. (The girls 
that blew up the balloons ought to be presented 
with medals.) We played bridge and the tallies 
were green and gold, too. Each Sophomore brought 
a Freshman as her guest, and they certainh- were 



classy with enormous green bows on their hair and 
their names and addresses printed on placards hung 
around their necks. There is no danger of their 
getting lost. After the bridge, a program of read- 
ings, dance numbers, and vocal solos was given. 
Then both classes sang their songs, humorous and 
otherwise. The party broke up after a most ap- 
petizing lunch. 

November 27 — Exams are over and we're bound for 
home. I'm afraid we Sophs took an unholy joy 
in watching the Frosh struggle through their first 
college exams. 

December -1 — We've resolved to conduct our class 
afifairs strictly according to Hoyle, so today at 
class meeting a committee was appointed to draw 
up a constitution. Katherine Donaldson is chairman 
and the other members are Alice Schnetzer, Mary 
Greaney, Lucina Ellis, and Margaret Geran. We 
also elected "Dot" O'Brien as class scribe. 

December 19 — Tonight, the dramatic club presented 
"A Mystery Play in Honor of the Nativity of Our 
Lord" by Robert Hugh Benson. The glee club 
assisted. It was a splendid performance of a most 
inspiring play, and typified the Christmas spirit in 
a perfect manner. An unexpected addition to the 
program was a very realistic representation of the 
Deluge. To be explicit, there was a very heavy 
rain, the water pipes broke, and the hall outside 
the recreation room was flooded. It was a shame 
the audience couldn't have seen the angelic choirs 
(the glee club) standing on chairs which rested in 
six inches of water. At any rate, we all feel very 
"Christmasy" tonight and are ready and waiting 
for tomorrow — and vacation! 

January 20 — Today exams began. I managed to sur- 
vive the first of them but I'm firmly convinced that 
college is one exam after another, and it doesn't 
take logic to prove it. We had a real treat this 
afternoon though. Dr. Paulding, a former Shakes- 
pearian actor, presented "Hamlet," and we were 
completely entranced by this performance. He is 
a whole company in himself and he makes each 
character actually live. I am sure my appreciation 
of Shakespeare was much increased this afternoon, 
and I hope that Dr. Paulding will speak to us 
many, many more times. He is no ordinary actor 
— he is an artist. 

February 1 — Our retreat, which was given by Father 
Reed, S.J., ended this morning. It was a splendid 
retreat and one that I'm sure I shall always re- 
member. I must always try "to see, to do, and to 
love." 

February 25 — No e.xcitement ! We are pursuing the 
even tenor of our way. 

March 21 — The first day of spring and I have a per- 
fectly grand attack of spring fever. It's a good 
excuse for being lazy. Today the class voted to 
accept the constitution as presented by the com- 
mittee. Aren't we businesslike? 




April 8 — The Elms Ball is just around the corner, 
and are we glad ! Everyone is undergoing the 
third degree — -"VVhat are you wearing?" and 
"Who's your man ?" 

April 15 — Tomorrow our vacation starts. I seem to 
be quite keen about vacations, but then, "All work 
and no play makes Jill a dull girl." 

April 28 — Spent most of the day discussing the ball. 
Oh my ! ! Now we settle down to work. 

June 2 — Today we were initiated into the mysteries 
of oral exams. We had one in philosophy, and 
what a day ! If you want to forget everything you 
ever knew, just walk into a room where you're to 
take an oral. 

JuxE A — Once more we turn the tassels of our caps 
to indicate the passing of another year. When 
we come back ne.xt year we'll be Juniors ! Imagine:; 
ccia! Good-byes and best wishes were the order 
of the day as we parted for three long months. 

(JUNIOR YEAR) 
1930-1931 

September 18 — Juniors ! I think that's the nicest word. 
It seems jolly and important and sort of frivolous. 
Well, here's hoping! 

September 20 — Classes have begun. The very first 
day we were introduced to oral expression (we 
have stage fright already) and to cosmology 
(doesn't that sound wise and important?). We're 
very much interested in meeting the Freshmen 
because they're our sister class. We'll have to take 
good care of them. 

September 26 — Today we elected officers for our all- 
important Junior year. They are Mary Enright, 
president : Kitty Dunn, vice-president ; Esther 
Barnes, secretary ; and Marge Dineen, treasurer. 
We wish them success and good luck. 

October 4 — Tonight we gave a party for the Fresh- 
men in the house, and everyone had loads of fun. 
We played Krazy Bridge (I imagine the "Freshies" 
were overwhelmed by our dignity) and then we 
adjourned to the recreation room for dancing, with 
programs 'n' everything ! After that we had the 
most delicious and attractive lunch you ever saw — - 
or ate. It was a lovely evening, and no mistake. 

October 29 — This afternoon a reception was held for 
the whole Freshman class, and it was the j oiliest 
of jolly afternoons. It was a Hallowe'en costume 
party. The grand march was a real spectacle, and 
at the end of it "Peg" Clifford was declared to be 
the prize-winner for having the prettiest costume 
and Kathryn Brophy for having the funniest. 
The afternoon was spent in performing stunts and 
in dancing. (I must inquire whether or not the 
girls still prefer dancing with men rather than 
brooms.) A typical Hallowe'en lunch was served. 
The "Freshies" were well initiated and they proved 
to be the best of sports. Some of the reasons they 



gave for coming to college were enlightening- to 
say the least. 

November 4 — We had hoped to be using our new 
building by now but we are doomed to disappoint- 
ment for a while longer. Some day we'll be saying, 
"I remember when that was built," and I suppose 
some young undergraduate of that day will 
answer, "Oh yes, it's fifty years old, isn't it?" 

Dece.mber 18 — The Christmas play which the Dra- 
matic Club presented last year was repeated tonight 
and I really think that last year's splendid perform- 
ance was excelled. Our guests included Father 
Doyle, Father Lane, Father Shea, and several 
sisters of the Order of St. Joseph. Merry Christ- 
mas ! We're ofif again tomorrow. 

January 19 — More exams ! I don't see why they 
can't think of something original. Exams wouldn't 
be so bad in themselves if marks weren't the 
natural consequence of them, and read aloud to the 
whole school, at that. 

January 31 — Father Mattimore, S.J., was in charge 
of the retreat which ended this morning. It was a 
most inspiring and profitable experience for all of 
us. I'm sure that the sugar-coated pills of advice 
that Father Mattimore made us swallow were 
thoroughly digested. 

February 19 — Today we accomplished the all-impor- 
tant work of electing our Junior Prom chairman. 
Imagine — our very own prom ! We were glad to 
confer the honor upon Alice Schnetzer, and we 
know that in her hands the prom is assured of 
success. 

February 20 — The rest of the general prom committee 
W'as chosen today. Alice Schnetzer is in charge of 
the supper committee. Mar}- Enright will take care 
of the tickets and publicity, Clare Devine is chair- 
man of the music committee, Margaret Geran of 
the patron committee, and "Kitty" Dunn of the pro- 
gram committee. We're all hoping it will be a 
perfect prom which can never be excelled by any of 
the classes to come. This charter class has quite a 
responsibility, but what a nice responsibility ! 

February 21 — A Junior philosophical club, "The 
Metaphysical Society," has been formed under the 
direction of Father Shea. We are to discuss modern 
systems of philosophy. Won't we be learned? 

March 16 — Everyone is discussing the class rin.g 
which is being decided upon, with Marie Gillis in 
charge of the committee. We want it to be the 
best one ever, of course. 

March 17 — We celebrated the wearing of the green 
today by having a free day. Part of the celebration 
consisted in outlining the encyclical on marriage. 

April 1 — Our Easter vacation begins today. We were 
almost afraid it was only an April Fool joke, but 
it isn't. Good-bye! See you at the ball. 

April 14 — Today we held classes in the new building, 
and it was a wonderful experience after waiting 




three long years. The building is beautiful, espe- 
cially the entrance and auditorium, but to us one 
of the most attractive spots is the gym. We anti- 
cipate some great fun there. We managed to get 
lost half a dozen times today. I guess we'd better 
carry maps. 

May 2 — Prom plans are progressing and we're getting 
more excited every minute. We talk about nothing 
else, and it's almost as much fun anticipating it as 
it will be being there. 

May 13 — W'e're the proud possessors of our class 
rings. They're as pretty as can be and quite dis- 
tinctive, we think. We'll be flashing them at the 
prom. 

May 15 — Prom tonight ! Don't ask me to be sensible. 

May 16 — Last night was the great event, and it was 
absolutely perfect. I can't imagine having a better 
time. The music, decorations, programs, everything 
was just exactly right, and the auditorium made 
a magnificent setting. We danced until two o'clock 
and our only sorrow was that it all had to come tf) 
an end. Words don't seem to mean much in telling 
about it but I know I'll never forget it. 

May 27 — Tonight the oratorical contest or the first 
public assembly in oral expression was held. There 
were twelve speakers and all did extremely well. 
Catherine Gannon, a Freshman, was awarded first 
prize, and Grace Flanagan, a Sophomore, second 
prize. 

JuxE 4 — Tonight Le Cercle Frangais presented 
"Fabiola" by Cardinal Wiseman. It was an interest- 
ing performance and the cast showed great ability 
both in acting and in speaking French. 

JtJXE 5 — The closing exercises for the year were held 
this morning. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 
was given and Father Doyle addressed the students. 
At an assembly in the afternoon, marks were read, 
class honors were awarded, and prizes for assembly 
work were given. Our Junior year has ended. We 
leave today to return next year as college Seniors 
— actually 1 

(SENIOR YEAR) 
1931-1932 

Septe.mber 17 — This afternoon we registered as 
Seniors — we've attained that enviable position at 
last. And yet the years have been short, too. I'm 
sure I don't feel as old and dignified as the prover- 
bial Senior, but maj be I can manage to get by. 

September 18 — Spent the day renewing old friend- 
ships and making new acquaintances. I believe I 
attended a few classes also, but my IntcUectus 
agcns isn't functioning yet. 

October 1 — At the first class meeting we elected the 
following officers : Mary Greaney, president ; Gert 
Morrison, vice-president ; Cecilia Larose, secre- 
tary ; and Marge Dineen, treasurer. We know 



that the important affairs of Senior year are in 
capable hands. 

October 21 — Today we elected Margaret Geran busi- 
ness manager of our year book and Kate Curran 
assistant. Katherine Daly was appointed art editor 
and Gert Morrison assistant. Committees to take 
charge of the class photographs, and the selection 
of the class song and of a class flower were also 
appointed. It was voted that the class colors should 
be blue and white. 

October 23 — Our gym classes have begun and we 
Seniors are pretty spry for old ladies. Our green 
suits are very trim and we feel quite athletic. It's 
loads of fun. 

October 31 — We were honored this year to have as 
our retreat master Father Williams, S.J. It was a 
solemn period in our lives and we have all resolved 
to "keep the gate." 

November 17 — We have organized a Senior Philo- 
sophical Club. Our wisdom gets more and more 
overpowering. 

November 19 — Tonight was Elms Night, the recep- 
tion to the Freshmen. Supper was served in the 
refectory which was most attractively decorated 
in green and gold. Then we adjourned to the gym 
where we were given amusing dance programs. For 
the entire evening we danced to our heart's con- 
tent and enjoyed every minute. It was a jolly eve- 
ning and I hope that just as enjoyable an Elms 
Night will be held each year. The "Freshies" are 
a real acquisition. Here's three cheers to them I 

November 22 — Today was Cap and Gown Day, when 
we Seniors assumed the robes of dignity and at- 
tained the peak of glory. We were certainly a 
solemn group as we marched from the gymnasium 
to the chapel for Benediction and an address by- 
Father Doyle. One late arrival detracted slightly 
from the dignity of the occasion. We then marched 
back to the gym where we were the guests of the 
Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen. We were 
served a delicious lunch (which we did full justice 
to) and then we were forced to undergo the 
humiliation of rolling peanuts the length of the 
gym with matches. It was worth seeing — especially 
when the matches lit. Several prize dances were 
followed by general dancing. It was all in all a 
great day, and we have now made our formal 
debut as Seniors. 

November 2-1 — Today it was announced that Mary 
Greaney is to be editor-in-chief of the year book 
and Marge Dineen assistant editor. The associate 
editors are "Kitty" Dunn, Helen Benard, Mary 
Enright, and "Peg" Clifford. We're anxious to 
have an awfully nice book. 

December 5 — Tonight all the undergraduates were 
the guests of the Alumnae of the Academy and 
Normal School at a get-acquainted party. We 
played bridge for a time. Then a one-act play was 




presented, lunch was served, and dancing followed. 
It was as enjoyable an evening as could be. 

December 17 — I had a marvelous time tonight at the 
Christmas party which was given by the sodality. 
The glee club and orchestra gave a concert of 
Christmas carols and then Santa Claus himself 
presented everyone of us with a gift. The Christ- 
mas tree was beautiful and no prettier place could 
be found for it than in front of the fireplace in 
the entrance hall. A lunch was served in the refec- 
tory which was brilliant with Christmas decora- 
lions. It was the nicest party possible, and put us 
in the right spirit to start our Christmas vacation 
tomorrow. Hurrah ! 

J.^xuARY IS — Exams are almost here but who's 
worrying with Junior prom the same week? I 
think we should have proms oftener — and exams, 
less often ! 

January 22 — Right in the midst of exams ! If I'm still 
alive Friday night, I'm going to the prom. I'll prob- 
ably be alive but hardly in my right mind. The 
exams are terrible, the oral included. 

January 27 — It's all over but the shouting. Last night 
was prom, and what a prom ! Superlatives are 
needed to describe it for the Juniors assuredly did 
themselves proud and made it possible for all of us 
to have a glorious time. Every minute was perfect — 
the reality exceeded even the anticipation. I only 
wish I were going again tonight ! 

January 30 — Our Senior prom committee was elected 
at class meeting today. Senior prom — "Ain't it a 
grand and glorious feeling?" "Kitty" Dunn was 
elected general chairman, and the chairmen of the 
sub-committees are Helen Benard, publicity and 
tickets ; Marge Dineen, supper ; "Peg" Clifford, 
decorations ; Mary Dalton, patrons ; Katherine 
Donaldson, music, and Marie Gillis, programs. It 
ought to be a dandy prom and we surely are look- 
ing forward to it. 

March 4 — This afternoon our favorite Dr. Paulding, 
presented Bulwer-Lytton's "Richelieu." It was en- 
joyed immensely by everyone, and equalled the 
splendid presentations of "Hamlet" and "The 
Rivals" which he gave the two previous years. I 
don't know anyone I'd rather listen to. 

March 7 — 'We're having a great time with our pho- 
tographs. Some of our "studies'' are most enlight- 
ening. As a whole they're very, very good, but 
the photographer had splendid material to work on ! 

March 22 — The Elms Ball is again in the limelight. 
It gets bigger and better every year, and do I love 



it ! Tomorrow spring vacation starts, and I'm ready 
to admit I need one. 

April 4 — Today begins the last period of our college 
life. The next time we leave, it won't be for a 
vacation — it will be forever. I wonder what next 
year will really bring. 

April 25 — I haven't had much time lately to keep up 
my diarj'. Commencement plans are being made 
and everyone is about as busy as the proverbial bee. 
The days are going like chain lightning. How I'm 
going to do any studying is beyond my knowledge. 

May 23 — Still in a "hubbub" ! I'm trying to put thirty- 
six hours into every day. It's a wonderful feeling, 
though — imagine looking forward to prom and 
class play and commencement and everything all 
at once. And exams ! O Good Heavens ! I'll bet 
I'll forget to study for them. 

JuxE 1 — My last exams I 1 never thought the day 
would come. We may have finished the exams, but 
believe me, the exams nearly finished us, too. Not 
even the oral in philosophy was omitted. I think 
we deserve Ph.D's. 

June 11 — I can't even keep track of the days any 
longer. It's one grand whirl. Senior prom was the 
best fun ever — simply grand — I can't describe it. 
I'll just say "absolutely perfect" and that's enough. 
It gave me an odd feeling, though. As that last 
waltz ended, I was happy and sad, and sorry and 
glad all at once. Why do the best things in life 
have to end? 

June 12 — With Baccalaureate Sunday, commence- 
ment day itself, the play, the oral expression com- 
petition, and our prom and everything else we're 
keeping plenty busy and enjoying every single 
minute. We're soon to be real college graduates — 
can you believe it? 

JuxE IS — It's all over. The charter class, the pioneers 
of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, have 
graduated. There will be many, many more classes, 
but there never again will be a charter class. Long 
live the class of 1932 ! I haven't yet come down to 
earth. I actually possess a sheepskin and an A.B. 
Degree. But best of all I possess many pleasant 
memories and a host of the best friends in the 
world. I know I shall never forget them. We've 
worked together and played together, and laughed 
and cried together. To each and every one of them 
I'll simply say, 

"Then may the future bring to you, like 

homing ships across the blue, 
Each zcish fulfilled, each dream come true." 



Hi§tory of the Junior Class 



President, Dorothy Fleming 
ricc-Prcsidciit. Claire McLaughlin 
Secretary, Mary Barrett 
Treasurer, AIary McDoNortiH 

In late September, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, the curtain rose on the 
history of the class of thirty-three. The scene was the campus of Our Lady of the Elms 
College. Obedience was emphasized as the be-all and end-all within these walls. The 
reins of the class destiny were placed in the hands of Ruth Walsh, president; with 
Mary Mahar as vice-president; Kathr\'n Brophy as secretary; and Mary McDonough 
as treasurer. 

As yearlings the class displaced continuously a keen interest in their work and 
abundant talent to accomplish it. ^Vith the successes of Freshmen won and recorded, 
they returned as lordly Sophomores to fulfill the great promise already shown. They 
chose as president, Dorothy Fleming; vice-president, Margaret Collins; secretary, 
Rosalie Carroll; treasurer, Mary McDonough. They donned the robes of philosopher 
and assiduously set about learning the famous pra\'er to "Barbara." In pursuit of 
things intellectual, the old vigor was still with them and the}' found their reward in the 
reputation of being an exceptionally industrious class. This reputation the)' maintained in 
every class from religion to memory lines. 

After a most successful year as sophomores, the class of thirty-three came back to 
"The Elms" last September, imbued with new life and intent on taking a major part 
in all the college activities. The annual reception to the freshman class was a great 
success and will go down as a delightful affair. 

The officers under whose guidance '33 rose to the heights they have attained, are 
Dorothy Fleming, president; Claire McLaughlin, vice-president; Mary Barrett, 
secretary; Mary McDonough, treasurer. 

In November, the class of thirty-three honored the Seniors on that memorable 
Cap and Gown Sunday. This was a dainty gesture on the part of the Juniors and there 
was about it that spirit of good fellowship which somehow always pervades their gather- 
ings- 

The Junior Prom, a brilliant affair, took place on the evening of January 29. 
Gertrude Hallein, chairman, engineered the plans for the dance and brought them to 
glorious fruition with the result that the aft'air was accorded the distinction of being 
"different." 

What will the coveted senior )'ear bring? In such a reverie, the class of thirt)-two 
leaves them to follow on into senior )'ear — to illustrate everything of loyalty, ability and 
womanhood that our Lady of the Elms typifies. 
Our best advice to '33 is: 

"Although you can never he like us, 
Be as like us as xou're able- to he." 



Junior Qlass 



Dorothy Adams 
Housatonic 

Mary Barrett 
Holyoke 

Helen Begley 
Mittineague 

Kathryn Brophy 
Waterbury 

Rosalie Carroll 
Chicopee 

Helen Collins 

Springfield 

Margaret Collins 
Worcester 

Mary Coughlin 
Greenfield 

Jean Cullen 
Lanesboro 

Viola Daudelin 
Holyoke 

Grace Flanagan 
Springfield 

Dorothy Fleming 

Springfield 

Hazel Ford 
Springfield 




Margaret Gallivan 
Holyoke 

Alice Hallein 
West Springfield 

Gertrude Hallein 
West Springfield 

Helen Hearn 
Holyoke 

Eleanor Lambert 
Pittsfield 

Mary Mahar 
Great Barrington 

Marjorie Maloney 
Leominster 

Mary McDonough 
Springfield 

Claire McLaughlin 
Mittineague 

Virginia Murray 

Turners Falls 

Eileen Sullivan 
Holyoke 

Gertrude Walsh 
West Springfield 

Ruth Walsh 

Spriiigfield 



History of the Sophomore Class 



President. Grace Collins 
I'icc-Prcsidciit, jMary Sx'LLivax 
Secretary, Alice Haxan 
Treasurer, Eileen Larkin 

In September of the )ear nineteen luindred thirt) , Histoi"\', pen in hand, awaited 
the coming of the freshman class, prepared to inscribe the first golden words in the 
annals of our sister class. The task has obviously proved pleasing to the scribe, for 
History has embellished the scroll with roses for love and friendship, and has mingled 
the charming ivy of pleasant memories with the laurel wreathes of victories well 
won. 

Let us unroll the parchment and review the scenes therein presented. The very 
first that meets our eyes is one of eager expectation. It is the memorable day when we, 
then juniors, were joyously anticipating the meeting of our "little sisters." Finally the}- 
arrived and though we expected and hoped great things frc^m them, we were not 
disappointed. Possessed of self efficiency and high capabilities, they nevertheless were 
not too grown up to accept our proffered assistance and protection from designing 
"Sophs" and other menaces. 

The next scene depicted is the Hallowe'en party. By that time we were better ac- 
quainted with our sisters of '34 and had realized that to know them was to love them. 
On this festive day, they were given an opportunity to display the good sportsmanship, 
ability and originality which have characterized them on all occasions. 

At the close of the freshman year of '34, we find recorded in its history the greatest 
of its triumphs, — the winning of the coveted first prize in the college oratorical con- 
test. From among contestants of all the classes, Catherine Gannon was declared the 
winner, and for us the defeat was sweetened by the fact that it was to our sister class 
that the palm was yielded. 

The unrolling parchment now presents to our gaze, a merry group returning after 
an eventful vacation, to begin sophomore year. We see them taking an active interest 
in the Dramatic, French and Spanish clubs. Their names appear in the enrollment of 
the Glee Club, and one of their number, Margaret Berger, has the distinction of being 
chosen Club pianist. On the gymnasimn floor, too, we find '34 upholding its tradition 
of skill and sportsmanship. 

So much has History's scroll revealed to us. The scribe has only half completed her 
task. There remain for the class of '34 two more golden )'ears in which to add new 
glory to its annals. 

We wish you every happiness, "little sisters," and though our ways must part, vour 
place in our shrine of memories shall be ever cherished. 




Sophomore Qlass 



Margaret Berger 
Beacon, N. Y. 

Mary Clancy 
Springfield 

Grace Collins 

Springfield 

Patricia Collins 

Thompsonville 

Mary Donohue 
Worcester 

Gertrude Flannery 
Springfield 

Claudia Fleming 

Easthampton 

Florence Fortin 
Longmeadow 

Catherine Gannon 
Adams 

Alice Hanan 
Holyoke 




Eileen Larkin 
Holyoke 

Mary Lynn 
Easthampton 

Marjorie McManus 
Fitchburg 

Clara Moynahan 
Chicopee 

Rose O'Keefe 
Turners Falls 

Eleanor Peck 
West Springfield 

Beatrice Smith 
Worcester 

Eileen Smith 
Springfield 

Mary Sullivan 
North Brookfield 

Edna Wood 
East Springfield 



1935 

President. Kathleen jMunciven 
Vice-Presidoit, Margaret Murray 
Secretary. Grace Kalev 
Treasurer, Frances Hardiman 

If anyone dares to doubt our fame let him look to our Freshman class and 
his doubts will evaporate. We have with us girls from Vermont, Connecticut, 
Rhode Island, New York, and of course Massachusetts. This is no meagre list 
after four short years of existence. ^V^hen we were Freshmen we measured our 
fame by the number of counties represented, now it is done by states. In a few 
brief years it will be by nations. 

Four years have slipped away all too quickly, and now, looking at you, we 
realize that we must have been as young and foolish as you. Yet, you have one 
advantage over us — we had no "big sisters" to show us how and when and 
where — you have. We had to fight our battles alone in a cruel and heartless 
world. 

Late in Junior year, we wondered what you would be like. We pictured you 
with glasses on your nose but truly, to our great surprise, we found you young 
and very wise. Mayhap a little too much so for Freshmen, but that is a Fresh- 
man's privilege, and far be it from us to deprive you of it. 

Doubtless, }'ou' have not forgotten your First College Assembly when you 
were welcomed among us. You were told that you completed our college, and 
that you added the finishing touch — making "The Elms" a full fledged and 
promising college. Many thanks, little Freshmen. 

You showed your good will and cooperation b}' your attendance at Sodality 
meetings and Glee Club practice. Your good sportsmanship has been evidenced 
on the gym floor and the long queue on testimonial day manifests your scholastic 
ability. Last but not least }'our terpsichorean art speaks for itself. 

Now we beg of )'ou to forgive us if we have laughed at your mistakes and 
poked fun at your faults, for hack of it all, we envy you your youth and the 
joy and happiness that is to come before )"ou bid a final farewell to our Alma 
Mater. 




Freshman Qlass 



Doris Clement 
Milford 

Catherine Conaty 
Taunton 

Mary Cook 
Hancock 

Dorothy Dowd 

Pittsfield 

Clare Dugan 
Providence 

Mildred Erickson 
Worcester 

Gertrude Fish 
Worcester 

Cecilia Ford 
Pittsfield 

]\Iary Galway 
Bellows Falls 

Mary Giblin 

Springfield 

Irene Glista 
Enfield 

Ruth Grady 
Chicopee 

Frances Hardiman 
Worcester 

Elmeda Harty 
Holyoke 

Mary Houlihan 
Holyoke 




Florence Hughes 
Pittsfield 

Grace Kaley 

Springfield 

Elizabeth Kelleher 

Greenfield 

Mary King 
Greenfield 

Katherine McDonough 

Springfield 

Anna McLellan 
Greenfield 

Alice Moline 
Springfield 

Kathleen Mungiven 
Providence 

]\Iargaret Murray 
Springfield 

Rita O'Dea 
Northampton 

Stella Shaughness 
Jamaica, N. Y. 

Mary Louise Smith 
New Britain 

Julia Toole 
Springfield 

Margaret Waltz 
Easthampton 



C/ie Sodality of 
Our Cady Immaculate 

Prefect, Mary Greaney 
Vice-Prefect, Mary McDoxough 
Secretary, Dorothy Adams 
Treasurer. Helen Hearn 

The purpose of the sodah't}' is the cultivation of a reh'gious spirit throutrh- 
out the student body by the practice of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
Under the guidance of its Reverend Moderator this organization has made 
great strides in meeting the spiritual needs of the students. 

Once each month the members of the Sodality assemble to join in re- 
ligious exercises in honor of the Blessed Mother. Four of these monthly 
meetings are called Major Meetings, and are conducted in the Chapel. 
The devotion is led by the Prefect of the Sodalit)', after which a sermon 
is delivered by the Reverend Director or by some invited guest. 

Active interest must be displayed by a candidate to the Sodality as a 
test of her sincerity. In May, the formal reception of the candidates takes 
place. This ceremony, in its beauty and simplicity, typical of the Sodality, 
is one of the outstanding religious exercises of the year. 

To future members in our Sodality, we extend these good wishes as the 
abiding sentiments of '32. We offer them a cordial welcome, and extend 
the earnest hope that they will derive the happiness and comfort that always 
came to us through the meetings of the Sodality. We who are about to 
leave reluctantly say farewell. Whatever life may hold for us, whether it 
be the stigma of failure, or the laurel of success, the inspiration we have 
obtained through the Sodality shall abide with us and shall ever help us to 
find that invaluable gift in a world of turmoil — peace of heart. 



Catholic Action 



Mary Frances Greaney 

CATHOLIC Action is the subject of one of the Encych'cal letters of Pope 
Pius XI. He urges the estabh'shment of Catholic Action Societies in all our 
colleges. Yet, how few really understand what is meant by Catholic Action! 
A short time ago at the Summer School in St. Louis a young lady asked Father 
Lord, "Isn't it bad enough to have that in Italy without bringing it over here.?" 
Really it isn't as bad as that. And lest we make a similar mistake, let us pause to 
examine it a bit. 

Catholic Action is not something new. It has existed from the time of Christ, 
wherever there has been a conscious and intelligent effort to apply the principles 
and ideals of Christ to the problems of individual, family, and civic life. In a 
word, Catholic Action is living Christianity. It is but the logical outcome of our 
Christian Faith. Of its nature our Faith tends to action. It is not simply a set 
of formulas or propositions unrelated to life. The Catholic Faith embraces a 
group of convictions, a body of divinely revealed truths that flow over into action, 
and color our every thought, word and deed. It influences the home life, the 
business life, the social life, and the civic life of a Catholic. 

Among the works of Catholic Action, social service occupies an important 
place. What is social service? It is nothing more than a modern term for the cor- 
poral and spiritual works of mercy. It is a linking up of temporal relief with 
the far more important work of saving souls. It is a continuation of the work 
of Saint Vincent de Paul and Frederick Ozanam. 

Charity urges us to aid the poor, to rescue Catholic children from non-catholic 
control, to enter the courts and offer our services for the instruction of delin- 
quent children, to protest against immoral entertainments, to direct the laborer 
away from the specious promises of socialism, to lend support to all agencies for 
moral and social betterment. It is not merely the bodily welfare of the defective, the 
delinquent, and the poor that enlists our s}'mpathy. It is the thought of his im- 
mortal soul. 

Many agencies have been established by philanthropic people for all these 
worthy works. And they have been eminently successful in bettering the physical 
welfare of the unfortunates among whom they work. We would do well to 
learn their efficient methods and make use of them. But the all-important and 




outstanding motive in the work of Catholics in this field is the same as that 
which animated the first social worker, Christ Himself, — namel)', the salvation 
of souls. 

Besides agencies for the relief of distress Catholic social action applies the prin- 
ciples of charity and justice to the condition of the working classes. Modern times 
have witnessed an undreamed-of growth of wealth in the hands of the few who 
control industry' and commerce. This great increase in wealth has been attended 
by appalling poverty in the great industrial centers. With an industrial crisis of 
two years' duration and with 6,000,000 workers unemployed, the mass of 
workers are in a position scarcely better than slavery. And from all quarters of 
the globe comes the cry of depression because industrial leaders have divorced 
economics from ethics. 

The Church, while protecting private property and ownership, has protested 
vigorously against this condition of affairs. Pope Leo XIII first lifted his voice 
on behalf of the workingman, and each of his successors has reiterated his 
principles. They have affirmed the right to private property, the right of workers 
to a living wage, and to organize to secure their just demands. They have out- 
lined the mutual obligations of employer and employe. They have looked to 
the adjustment of hours of labor so that the worker might have time to practice 
his religion, time for recreation, and the cidtivation of his intellect in accordance 
with his talent and ability. 

The principles for the solution of the industrial problem have been given by 
the Sovereign Pontiffs. Catholic Action requires that we study them, and use 
all our influence to secure their application. 

If, however, Catholic Action is to exert a powerful influence, able leaders are 
a requisite. Where is the Church going to find themr Naturally, she will look 
to the graduates of her Catholic Colleges for leadership in this field, for it has 
been their privilege to learn the doctrines of the Church, and to study their 
application to current problems. 

Catholic women, especially, have a splendid mission in the cultiu'al and intel- 
lectual fields. It is through their activity that the apostolic doctrines will reach into 
the life of the nation and make it Catholic. The men and women who are shap- 
ing the cultural and intellectual life of the nation scarcely know or understand 
the Catholic Chinxh. Usuall)' they respect her. Much that she stands for excites 
their interest and admiration, but apparently her teaching on the great ques- 
tions of the day remains a mystery to many. Here is an opportunity for Catholic 
leaders of thought. Here particularly is a field they can cultivate. Really they have 
no choice in the matter. The Holy Father has issued an order, not merely an 
invitation. He puts the responsibility squarely upon their shoulders to become 




doers. They must enter the breach. They must endeavor to speak the language 
the intellectual world understands, and be able and ready to state the Catholic atti- 
tude on questions of the day. 

We point with pride to the achievements of Catholic culture in the middle 
ages. The world still treasures as its greatest inheritance the art, architecture, 
and literature of that glorious epoch. We say with truth a Catholic civilization 
produced it. No one can deny the profound influence the Catholic spirit exerted 
in the "Ages of Faith." It is for a resurgence of that spirit the Holy Father is call- 
ing when he sounds the rallying cry "catholic action." It is a plea to put into 
practice the principles we learn in religion, ethics, and sociology. It is a call for 
Catholic writers, philosophers, and scientists. It is an urgent invitation to make our- 
selves an important Christian influence in the community in which we live. 




President. Helen Benard 

1 'ice-Presidejit, Mildred Clarke 

Secretarw Catherine Dunn 



Philosophy 

IN OUR Junior year, under the guidance of the philosophy professor was estabh'shed 
the Metaphysical Club. The first officers were president, Mary Greaney; vice- 
president, Mary Dalton ; secretary, Dorothy O'Brien. The activities were ar- 
ranged by a board of governors consisting of the president, Gertrude Morrison, and 
Mary Shea. 

Words can hardly describe the many interesting and profitable hours we have 
enjoyed puzzling over the theories of modern thinkers and near-thinkers, criticising 
them in the light of scholastic doctrine. Nothing reveals the defects of a system like 
reducing it to the form of a syllogism. Oftentimes you discover that as Lincoln once 
said of an opponent's argument: "If the premises had smallpox, the conclusion would 
not catch it." 

We discussed the pragmatic s}'Stem of philosophy as expounded by William James, 
unearthed his errors, and studied the fatal effects of pragmatism in regard to religion 
and morality. We delved into the philosophical vagaries of George Santyanna, debated 
his doctrine on essences, criticised his materialism. We inquired into the philosophy of 
Bergson, explored his "Theory of Knowledge" and reviewed and refuted his pan- 
theistic tenets. 

The annual public assembly in philosophy was held on March 7, the Feast of Saint 
Thomas Aquinas, patron of philosophy. Appropriately, the assembly took the form 
of a meeting of the Metaphysical Club. Students, faculty and guests were delighted with 
a varied program including a paper on "Saint Thomas, the Saint," a circle on the 
thesis "All Our Cognitive Faculties are Per Se Infallible," a discussion of the philosophy 
of John Dewey, and a paper on "Saint Thomas and Modern Thought." 

W^ith a tinge of regret, we saw our Senior year approach, for it meant that we 
had to relinquish our Metaphysical Club to the coming Juniors. However, we are 
happy to record that with Eleanor Lambert as president, Dorothy Adams as vice-presi- 
dent and Dorothy Fleming as secretary, they have followed in our footsteps most 
nobl)', and are living up to the highest expectations of '32. 

Yes, as Seniors we had to relinquish our Metaph}'sical Club, but our interest in phil- 
osophy — ethics and sociology especially — found expression in the formation of the 
Catholic Action Club. 

We anal}zed the fundamental notion of Catholic Action, we recognized its influence 
in individual and national life; we learned of its value in the field of social service; 
we studied its application of the principles of charity and justice to the working 
classes; we saw the necessity of Catholic college graduates exerting a Christian and 
Christianizing influence in the communities in which they live. 

A few months more, and the Catholic Action Club, too, becomes the inheritance of 
'33. With reluctance we leave it. Never, in truth, will we for a moment forget or 
desert the ideals and principles of Catholic Action. And one of our pleasantest memories 
will be the kindliness, unselfishness, wisdom and breadth of thought which our Reverend 
Director brought to our meetings. And '32 takes this opportunity to say a sincere and 
heartfelt "thank you," for his inspiring direction. 



Philosophy at "^he Sims' 



Mildred Clarke 

THE object of our course in philosophy is to bring into a rational whole the scat- 
tered stores of knowledge acquired from the different courses we pursue. It is 
no exaggeration to state that few students see the links which connect one field of 
knowledge with the entire body of acquired truth ; that few students leave college with 
a philosophy — that is, with a reasoned and firm grasp on the ultimate principles of 
life, thought and being. And yet, if there is one thing necessary for our intellectual life, 
it is to unify knowledge by establishing its origin, interdependence, and interrelations. 

During the college years, numerous studies have been undertaken and little by little 
the physical universe has revealed its wonders. Chemistry has reduced material sub- 
stances to their ultimate constituents, and revealed the laws which determine their 
combinations. Biology has explained the special properties of living beings. From Physics 
'we know that nature's laws govern the universe and its parts. Events in the drama of 
man's life on history's stage have been added to our intellectual store, and we know 
the deeds of great men in war and peace. The study of the various languages and 
literatures has enabled us not only to express our own thoughts to others in various 
tongues, but also to profit by the thoughts of other men, to delve deep, for our own 
advantage, into the intellectual treasures of ages gone. Religious science has taught 
us how to know, love and serve God. In the principles of morality we have the beacons 
of human action and behavior. In addition to mastering the sciences, another result has 
been attained. The mental efforts made in the different studies have contributed to the 
general growth of mind. Hence in summarizing the mental results of college years, we 
might say that the mind has been furnished with a bounteous store of facts and 
that it has grown in energy and power. 

Great and important as it is, the knowledge acquired in these sciences is incomplete. 
Certain things are neglected by them altogether and the knowledge of others needs a 
complement. There is a whole world which has been left out almost entirely. It is the 
inner world of the self, of our own mind with its constant changes, its successive states, 
its growth and development. What is the power of acquiring knowledge with which 
the mind is endowed, and how is such a power exercised? What is knowledge itself? 
And when judgments and conclusions are called true and false what makes them 
true? What makes them false? What is truth anyway? How is it acquired? How is it 
distinguished from error? 

In our studies, we exercised our memory, judgment, reasoning, reflection, etc. These 
are so many words which called for further explanation and which suggested additional 
problems. For instance, what are the functions of sense? Memory? Intellect? Fre- 
quently we relied on the testimony of others. How could we do otherwise for historical 
or geographical data? But this method must not lead to an exaggerated reverence for 
all that is in print. It was necessary to learn how to use our own reason, and to practice 
the difficult art of criticism so as to distinguish historical truth from falsity, and thus no 



longer to depend too slavishly and blindly on the printed word of either other men or 
other times. 

The study of criteriology opened up new vistas of inquiry about such notions as end, 
purpose, motive, cause, activity, habit. All had to be explained and differentiated from 
similar concepts. Even then we could not pause. Still remained the problems of our 
own constitution. We speak of body and mind. What are they? And what are their 
relations.^ What is the origin and destiny of the human soul? What is the end of man? 
Even if our Christian Faith has given us the answers to these questions, what is the atti- 
tude of reason toward our belief? 

Even in the sciences that were mastered there remained many incomplete con- 
clusions. They were good as far as they went, but they did not go far enough. 

At the very outset, when we learned to read and write and when later we learned 
to express our thoughts correctly, clearly, and accurately, how many problems presented 
themselves? — the nature of thought, the possibility of expressing it by symbols, of un- 
derstanding others, and the relation of body and mind. 

Historical and social sciences led to such problems as conditions, motives, and the 
value of human activity. We judge the actions of others, approve them as right or con- 
demn them as wrong. What are right and wrong? 

Sciences that dealt with the material world left many notions unexplained. The 
very word "matter" is an enigma, and "force" is scarcely easier to grasp. When we 
were asked to define activity, action, cause in general, and how action and causality 
are possible, we found the task not an easy one. 

Religion itself does not dispense with reason's support. To reason belongs the task of 
proving the existence of God, and of explaining His attributes as far as possible for "the 
heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork." 

To sum up: The task of philosophy is to complete and unify knowledge by showing 
how all things we know are related, and by examining certain notions which have 
a wide range of application and cover numerous cases such as those of substance, cause, 
matter and mind. 

The aim of our course is not to train professional philosophers. Such training can 
come only in a graduate school. It does, however, give some idea of the history and of 
the continuity of human thought and, best of all, a definite synthesis from which we 
can evaluate the ever-increasing sum of human knowledge in the special fields of 
science, can coordinate it with what we already possess and can give to our intellectual 
life that "roundness" which alone brings intellectual peace and happiness. This rounded 
mental development is the goal of the Liberal Arts. 



Dramatic Qluh 



President, Catherine Dunn 
J 'ice-President, Oranier Diamont 
Secretary, Mary Shea 
Treasurer, Grace Flanagan 

In the fall of 1928, the first dramatic club was formed. Katherine Donaldson had the 
distinction of being the first president, and the other officers were Marion St. James, 
vice-president; Mary Shea, secretary; and Marguerite O'Connell, treasurer. Many 
interesting meetings were held during the year. Various phases of the drama were 
discussed and several plays were presented or read and reviewed. Three one-act 
plays, "The Prince of Principipole," "A Puritan Courtship" and "The Old Stone 
Wall," were presented on March 17, 1929 and repeated on March 19. At this time, 
the dramatic club of the College of Our Lady of the Elms made its formal debut, and 
it was a most impressive and successful one. Several members gave promise of becoming 
the Barrymores and Bernhardts of the future. 

The ofiicers for the year 1 929-1 930 were: President, Catherine Dunn; vice-presi- 
dent, Marie Gillis; secretary, Mary Shea; and treasurer, Margaret Clifford. A number 
of new members were added from the ranks of the Freshman class. Several meetings 
were held at which one-act plays were read or presented, the outstanding dramas of 
the season were reviewed, stage problems were discussed, and papers on famous 
stage personages were read. At Christmas time, the "Mystery Play in Honor of Our 
Lord's Nativity" by Monsignor Benson, was excellently presented with the assistance 
of the Glee Club. A very enjoyable meeting was the April Fool party at which clever 
and versatile actresses gave impromptu sketches which provoked more laughter than the 
most famous comedy ever presented. 

Catherine Dunn, president; Mary Shea, vice-president; Doroth\' Adams, secretary; 
and Margaret Cusack, treasurer, comprised the officers for 1 930-1 931. The outstand- 
ing event of the club year was the presentation of the Christmas play a second time. 
It was an inspiring and realistic performance in which the religious element was pre- 
dominant, and an appreciative audience was much impressed. 

For the year 1931-1932 the following officers were elected: Catherine Dunn, pres- 
ident; Oranier Diamont, vice-president; Mary Shea, secretary; and Grace Flanagan, 
treasurer. An event which provoked much interest and enthusiasm was the one-act 
play tournament in which the four classes participated. The membership of the club 
was large and all were very active in the various dramatic events of the year. It is the 
general opinion that the dramatic club has been both an enjoyable and a profitable 
element in college life. Much of its success has been due to the untiring work and 
helpful encouragement of Sister Helen Joseph who has been our director for the 
past four years, and the club thanks her heartily for her help and inspiration. 



Le Qercle Frdncdis 



President, Cfxilia Larose 
J'icc-Prcsidciit, Helen Benard 
Secretary. Rosalie Carroll 
Treasurer, Dorothy O'Brien 

Founded in Freshman }'ear by the charter class, Le Cercle Francais has provided 
many happy hours with its varied and extensive list of activities. 

At the usual monthly meetings, all the members join in singing characteristic 
French songs, and are given the opportunity to converse freely in French. Thus the 
study of the classroom is reduced to the concrete and made practical as tongue and ear 
are trained in living speech. The mere study means little, unless it leads to that fluent 
speaking knowledge which means the mastery of a foreign idiom. 

.In Junior year, Le Cercle sponsored the first French debate: Resolu, que Racine est 
un foete plus grand que Corneille. The affirmative side was maintained by the Juniors, 
Esther Barnes, Katherine Donaldson and Dorothy O'Brien; the negative side by 
Claire McLaughlin, Rosalie Carroll and Helen Begley, Sophomores. No judges were 
formally appointed. The decision rested with the audience. And consequently a veritable 
battle waged for days afterward between the classes, each claiming the victory. And in 
all fairness it may be said, both sides were deserving the honor — especially the Juniors! 

The debate of Senior year was more fiery. The subject of discussion read: Resolu, que 
la foesie est un element flus imfortant dans la literature jrancatse que la prose. The 
Seniors and Sophomores, represented by Esther Devine and Edna Wood, ably and 
eloquently upheld the affirmative ; and nobody present will ever forget the pyrotech- 
nical Junior representatives, Eleanor Lambert and Rosalie Carroll. 

Again no judges were formally appointed, so the chairman asked Father Doyle 
to give quelques remarques et son jugement ferso7inel. Willingly and eloquently he re- 
sponded, beaucoup de remarques mats bien peu de jugement personnel. Both arguments 
were so well-prepared and so convincingly delivered that decision seemed impossible 
and unnecessary. Each class represented satisfied its conscience by giving the verdict to 
itself. 

However, the crowning achievement of the Cercle's activities was the presentation of 
"Fabiola," a French dramatization of Cardinal Wiseman's masterpiece. The audience 
present was delighted with the production — rendered most creditably not only from 
the standpoint of dramatic art, but also from the point of view of the most exacting 
critic of French accent and pronunciation. 

Thus Le Cercle Francais established by '32 has set a high standard which it sincerely 
hopes will be equalled but feels certain cannot be surpassed by its successors in admira- 
tion and love of the melodious speech of "La Douce France." 



^hc Athletic Association 



President. Gertritie Morrison 
ricc-Prcsidcut. Marjorie McAIaxus 
Secretary, Eleanor Lambert 
Treasurer. Helen Hearn 

\Vhat is a school without spirit? So pondered the Athletic Association and so, accord- 
ingl}' it formulated its aim. Throughout the past three years the association has been 
the subject of varied metamorphic processes. Tennis tournaments have been fostered. 
Interest in skating has been stimulated. However, with the advent of 1931-32 there has 
been supplied that singular impetus so vital to success in athletics. 

Coincident with the opening of a truly awe-inspiring g)'mnasium the facult}' was in- 
creased by the arrival of a teacher of physical cultiu'e. Long looked-for and much hoped 
for — the new arrival has certainly fulfilled oiu' most extravagant expectations. She in- 
culcated into the organization a new spirit of enthusiasm and healthy rivalry. Conse- 
quently a meeting for election of officers was held with the result that Gertrude Morri- 
son was elected president, IVLarjorie McManus, vice-president; Eleanor Lambert, sec- 
retary and Helen Hearn treasurer. 

With the advent of basketball, plans were formulated for an inter-class tournament. 
Many perhaps questioned the possibilit)' of obtaining ever reasonably smooth teamwork 
but their doubts have long since disappeared. The Freshmen chose Doris Clement as 
liasketball captain, the Sophomores chose Clara Mojnihan, the Juniors, Dorothy 
Adams and the Seniors, Gertrude Morrison, with the result that the contest points 
ostensibly to a brilliant success. 

With the assistance of the money taken in at these games, the Athletic Association is 
looking forward to a merr\' banquet in Jime to crown the work of the basketball 
players as well as that of the tennis and baseball enthusiasts whose abilities we are to 
witness later in the Spring. 

Thus, with the confidence of past successes and the hope of future glories, the Ath- 
letic Association looks forward to carrying on the high ideals of clean, proficient pla}- 
ing and good sportsmanship so indelibl)' im.pressed on them by their beloved instructor, 
whose slogan has application far bejond college years: "Play up, play up and play 
the game." 



^he College of 
Our Lady of the Sims 



It stands a noble structure 

Upon a stately street, 
And there in years oncoming 

Shall Teachers — Scholars meet. 
The lore of all the ages 

Before them will be spread 
The wisdom of the Sages 

The solace of the dead. 
There inspiration ever 

Those Maidens shall receive 
Of truths that last forever 

That teach souls not to grieve. 
If fame and wealth be wanting 

Since peace and joy abide, 
For nothing e'er is daunting 

Who serve The Crucified. 



January 12, 1932 A. D. 



William Kimberley Palmer. 



^he Qlee Qluh 



President, Mary Greaney 
Sceretar\-Treasnrer, Gertrude Hallein 

The Glee Club, organized in the spring of our F reshman Year, elected its first of- 
ficers April, 1929. Helen Shanahan was chosen president; Irene Mikus, vice-president; 
Katherine Donaldson, secretary; and Esther Devine, treasiuer. 

The initial eflrort of the Club was a short concert at the closing of school our Fresh- 
man Year, and with the strains of "The Blue Danube" of Strauss we departed for 
our first summer vacation. 

In the fall of the year the majority of the Charter class returned — now full fledged 
Sophomores. And, too, came the second Freshman class of the college. The Glee Club's 
first president was among those who failed to return to oiu' midst, and at the first meet- 
ing Mary Greaney was chosen as her successor. The membership was swelled by the 
eager Freshmen who desired to follow our gilded voices up and down the flights of the 
scale. 

The principal activity of the year was the Christmas play in which the Glee Club 
supplied the musical choruses and solos. 

Again in the September of 1 930 we increased our musical club by the addition of a 
third class — our beloved sister class, the present Sophomores. Mary Greaney was re- 
elected president with Gertrude Hallein as secretary-treasurer. This year was marked 
by two outstanding musical activities. The Glee Club again assisted in the presentation 
of the Christmas drama, perfecting the carols and hj'mns of the previous year. We even 
dared to invite a critical audience and pleased their exacting taste with our humble 
efTorts. The second appearance of the Glee Club was in June when the golden voices 
of our "prima donnas" alternated with the silver tongues of oiu^ orators in the first 
Public Speaking Contest in our new college auditorium. 

At the beginning of our Senior Year we, the Charter class, look with pride on the 
growth of our Glee Club, and the real interest so manifest in the newer members. 
We were fortunate to secure the guidance and leadership of Sister Lawrence Marie for 
the Club and now have a small but talented orchestra. 

The Glee Club and Orchestra combined gave a real Christmas concert in the 
rotunda gallery of our newest building on the i8th of December, and plans are being 
made for another concert in the near future. 

To the Sisters who so generously helped us and who so constantly gave of their 
time and effort in training us, to the girls who did special and solo work, we extend 
our sincere appreciation, and wish the Glee Club unbounded success in developing the 
talent of future generations at "The Elms." 



Elms 7\fight 



ELMS Night, an annual affair to make the Freshmen feel at home away from 
home, took place this year on Thursday evening, November 19. Many thanks are 
due to the members of the upper classes who aided in making this event a grand 
success. Special mention must be made of the committee in charge who furnished an 
exciting and interesting evening. With the Senior President, Mary Greaney, as chair- 
man, the committee consisted of two members from each of the upper classes — they 
were: Margaret Cusack, Margaret Dineen, Mary Mahar, Mary McDonough, Eleanor 
Peck and Beatrice Smith. 

Elms Night, now an established event in the College program, is usually the first 
real social function of the year. The Freshmen are honored guests, not jests, and con- 
sequently all initiations are absent. The united efforts of the upperclassmen enable the 
Freshmen to get acquainted with their new surroundings, customs and friends. Up 
to this time it is generally supposed that Freshmen are in a quandary, always gazing 
around wondering just what is going on and what it's all about. Uniforms and class 
books are relegated to the background in an effort to present a purely social aft'air, and 
convince the doubting Freshmen that the worst is over. 

This year, the "Night" commenced with a buft'et lunch served in the main dining 
room. This place was illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight. Once again, the com- 
mittee played the part and they succeeded in alleviating, if not obliterating the anguish of 
the first few months. In their excitement the Freshmen forgot their homesickness and 
smiles replaced their woebegone looks. After the repast, the four classes adjourned to 
the beautifully decorated gymnasium. Here, all were presented with quaint and clever 
dance programs. Green and gold were the prevailing colors. Each class was repre- 
sented on the programs by a quotation, the most fitting one being for the Sophomores: 
"Half done is well begun." Mystery and elimination dances were important features in 
the evening's entertainment. Keen competition was evidenced in the Prize Waltz. The 
Freshmen certainly led the upperclassmen a merry chase when it came to dancing. 
Elms Night will linger long as a pleasant memory. 



The Qhri§tmas Party 

"Hol\ night, silent night. 
All is cahn. all is bright" 

The sweet notes of age-old Christmas carols are wafted from the 
rotunda of our College building. It is the annual Christmas party, 
and faculty, students and guests have assembled to celebrate the ap- 
proach of the Savioiu-'s nativity. 

At the conclusion of the musical program of the Glee Club, all 
descend to the main lobby, where a Christmas tree beautifully dec- 
orated and illumined, and laden with gifts, awaits us. Beside the tree, 
his jolly face wreathed in smiles, stands good Saint Nicholas himself. 
He has a gift for every one, he tells us, and we wait in merry expecta- 
tion as the gayly wrapped packages are distributed. 

Having received oiu^ gifts, we proceed to O'Leary Hall, where the 
Christmas supper is served. Gathered about the festive board, we once 
again express in song the glad Christmas spirit that fills our hearts. 

For the true Spirit of Christmas is always guest of honor at our 
Christmas party. Amid the festivities of the season, with its merry- 
making and the giving and receiving of gifts, amid song and laughter, 
we do not fail to comprehend the holy, deeper meaning of the Christ- 
mas story — the story of the Babe of Bethlehem, the Mystery of Love 
coming into the world to transform it. And when finally, party over, 
we must separate, in every heart is the loving prayer of Tiny Tim: 
"Merry Christmas! And God bless us every one!" 



C/ie Junior Prom 



General Cliainnan 
Alice Sc hnktzek 

EX-OFFICIO 

Mary Enhiciit 
Music 
Clare Devine 

Patrons 
]\Iar(.;aret Geran 
Programs 
Catherine Dunn 



One of our happiest memories (jf, and one that will 
ever linger with the Charter class is that of our Junior 
prom. With it a dream of three years was realized when, 
in a veritable fairyland of soft lights reflected in the 
varicolored gowns of happy girls, we "tripped the light 
fantastic" to the strains of rhythmic music. 

Yet at midnight we did not disappear as Cinderella did, 
but rather formed a rainbow led by "Sweet Alice" in 
her blue gown to the end which was our pot of gold — 
a midnight banquet. 



Publicity and Tickets 
'Mary En right 
Supper 



Alice Schnetzer 




General Chairman 
Catherine Dunn 

Mary Greaney, ex-officio 



Puhlicity and Tickets 

Helen Benard 
Supper 
Margaret Dineen 
Programs 

Marie Gillis 



Music 

Katherine Donaldson 
Patrons 
Mary D.^lton 
Decorations 
Margaret Clh-ford 



We are eagerly awaiting our Senior promenade. Knowing the past record 
of the members of the committee, we are sure that this enterprise, too, will 
be carried on efficiently and successfully. While our expectations of the 
prom, our last major social event, are high, we feel confident that tiie reality 
will exceed all anticipation. 



JVLodcrn Psychology 

Dorothy O'Brien 

IN the late nineteenth century leading experimenters in the field of psychology 
broke away from the scholastic tradition and founded what is known as modern 
experimental psychology. Starting from the common opposition to scholastic 
psychology, the divergence of opinion among modern psychologists themselves has be- 
come so great as to give us five different schools. They differ, first as to the method 
of psychological research. Most of the leaders of modern psychology admit some degree 
of introspection, but the Behaviorists absolutely exclude the method of introspection. 

Psychologists differ further as to the object or field of psychology, one group hold- 
ing that it is the experiences of consciousness; another, instincts; a third, human actions, 
etc. 

Scholastic psychology, on the other hand, admits both the method of introspection 
and that of experiment, and from its definition, the science of life, especially the rational 
life of man, it is evident that the field of scholastic psychology includes those of all the 
modern schools. I shall consider briefly the five schools of modern psychology, and then 
show how they link up with our system of scholastic philosophy. 

Wundt, called the father of modern experimental psychology, established a labora- 
tory at Leipsig, and had as the object of his experiments the processes which go on 
within us, considered merely as existences, hence the name Existentialism. Wundt held 
that ps)chology should merely examine the processes that go on in a person, such as 
thinking, seeing, feeling, etc., and try to find out the elements which go to make up 
these processes. He was not concerned with the faculties from which the actions come, 
but merely with the activities themselves. Thus, he studied the psychology of sight, 
the psychology of feeling, etc. Kulpe took up this work in Germany, Titchener in 
America. 

Directly opposed to the theories of the Existentialists are those of the Behaviorists 
under John B. Watson. They deny that psychology has anything to do with con- 
sciousness, mind, will, etc., and rule out introspection as a means of conducting ex- 
periments. For them, psychology is the study of human actions. Watson claims that 
when the Behaviorist has studied human actions for a sufficient length of time, he will 
be able to predict just how a man will act under given circumstances, and ultimately 
control human actions beforehand, so that he will be able to take a baby or even an 
adult of poor ps)chological development, and produce a completely efficient social 
being. Watson defines personality as the sum-total of acquired habits, thus discarding 
entirely inherited instincts, though he clings to Darwinian evolution. Among other 
experimenters in the field of Behaviorism are J. J. Cattell who admitted the value of 
introspection, William McDougall, W. G. Pillsbury and Thorndyke who specialized 
in animal psychology. 

Gestalt psychology opposes Existentialism on the ground that the study of the ele- 
ments which go to make up a whole is not the object of psychology. Its advocates claim 
that since these elements are not directly experienced, they are not realities, and that 
the real object of psychology is wholes or Gestalts. These wholes possess certain qualities. 



called form qualities, not found in the elements ot which they are made up. For them, 
personality is not the sum-total of character traits, but an organized whole. 

Max Wertheimer, one of the leading exponents of Gestalt psychology, started by 
watching moving pictures. Each movie is a series of still pictures, yet we cannot analyze 
a picture into its component parts. He applied this theory to human acts, saying that 
when a task is begun, a tension is set up which is not released until the action is com- 
pleted. 

Psycho-analysis is more a method of medical practice than a school of psychology. Its 
founder, Sigmund Freud, was a doctor of medicine. From tracing nervous diseases to 
mental causes, he gradually evolved the theory that many of the diseases which attack 
the human organism have their origin in some mental shock, some repressed desire 
experienced in infancy and preserved in the unconscious until, years later, it reappears 
as an abnormal behavior. It is the object of the psycho-analyst to determine the cause 
of a given disease with a view to curing it, if possible. 

As psycho-analysis grew out of medical practice, so Hormic psychology, or purposi- 
vism, grew out of a desire to assist the work of sociology. Under William McDougall, 
the Hormic psychologists take their starting point from the fact of purpose, and con- 
sider inherited instincts as the springs from which arise all human relationships, such 
as the family, society, war, religion, etc. Without these instincts, man's intellectual and 
motor activities would be passive, driven simply by chance stimuli. Psychologists, say 
McDougall, are faced with the necessity of admitting purpose or of choosing a purely 
mechanistic psychology. 

From the above consideration, you can see how diversified is the field of modern 
psychology. Scholastic psychology, however, includes and harmonizes the teachings in 
these various fields in the division of Experimental psychology, and then in Rational 
psychology describes the principles from which these processes and reactions come. 

In Existentialism, the object is the processes which go on within us; scholastic psy- 
chology studies these processes and then reasons to the principles which elicit them. 

The Behaviorists consider material reactions; we consider not only material reactions 
but also reactions of the intellect and will which the Behaviorists deny exist. 

Psycho-anal)'sis treats of the phenomena of mental diseases. We, holding the union 
of soul and body, trace some physical ills to mental causes, but hold that some diseases 
are material in cause. 

Gestalt psychology studies the process of knowledge — how we know. This we take 
up in Major Logic. 

Hormic psychology is concerned with instincts which are considered as the reasons 
which control all human actions. We, also, consider the instincts, but only as a part 
of experimental psychology, and as one of the elements which enter into human be- 
havior. 

Having considered these matters in Experimental psychology, in Rational psychology 
we treat of such matters as the nature of the soul, freedom of the will, etc. 

Modern psychology has made many valuable contributions, not only to the field 
of psychology, but also to those of medicine and sociology. It has stimulated thought and 
awakened interest in psychological research. It must, however, be admitted that no mod- 
ern school has as yet produced a system at once so diversified and so harmonious as 
that of Scholastic psychology. 




Rditor-in-chiej 

]Mary Frances Greaney 

Assistant Editor 
Marcaret Dineen 



Associate Editors 



Catherine Dunn 
Helen Ijenard 

Business Manager 

Margaret Geran 

Art Editor 
Katherine Daly 

Humorous Editor 

Esther Devine 



Mary Ekright 
Margaret Clifford 

Assistant Business Manager 
Katherine Cl'rran 

Athletic Editor 
Gertrude Morrison 

Assistant Humorous Editor 
Clare Devine 



92 




What Would Happen If— 

1. Gertrude Morrison didn't get her biweekly letter from our "Brother" 

College? 

2. Mary Greaney didn't take her "^^''ucation so seriously? 

3. Mary Dalton failed to give special attention in the Philosophy of History 

class ? 

4. Margaret Cusack got a joke the first time it was told? 

5. Esther Barnes failed to speak in glowing terms of Ernie and his 

orchestra? 

6. Clare Devine didn't fully understand the thesis on the Divine Will? 

7. Helen Benard didn't always have a perfect shoe shine? 

8. Kitty Dunn didn't fully appreciate Shakesperian Drama, especially 

Julius Caesar? 

9. Alice Schnetzer didn't smile when she was called on in Philosophy? 
ID. Margaret Dineen got dues the first time she asked for them? 

II. Mildred Clarke came into class looking care-free and as though she 

didn't know every word of the lesson? 
I 2. Oranier Diamont was ever anything but cheerful? 

13. Katherine Donaldson didn't smile and look as though life was a big 

laugh? 

14. Kate Curran didn't bob up every once in a while in class and make a 

snappy remark? 

15. Esther Devine didn't look forward to first period on Mondays and 

Wednesdays? 

16. Mary Murphy looked anything but calm and collected during a 

socialized recitation ? 

17. Margaret Clifford bobbed her hair? 

18. Margaret Geran lost her cheery disposition and her sunny smile? 

19. Marie Gillis didn't look slightly disturbed after coming out of French 

class? 

20. Mary Shea didn't speak argumentatively in the Philosophy class? 

21. Cecilia Larose wasn't one of our outstanding class members? 

22. Dorothy O'Brien didn't say just before every class: "Does anybody 

know what the lesson is about?" 

23. Mary Enright knew the answer to all her philosophical difficulties? 

24. Katherine Daly didn't spend most of her laboratory period on her 

drawings? 



94 




Our Own JVLusic Box E^evuc 



Clare Devine: "\\'altz Me Around Again, Willie." 

Gertrude Morrison: "John Took Me Home To See His Mother." 

Mary Greaney : "If I Didn't Know the Music." 

Mary Dalton : "Let's Drift .\\vay." 

Margaret Ci'Sack : "Marie." 

Esther Barnes: '"Good-Night. Sweetheart." 

Helen Benard: "Always in All Ways." 

Esther Devine: "Spend An Evening in Caroline." 

Kitty Dunn : "They Were All Out of Step hut Jim." 

Alice Schnetzer: "Sugar." 

Margaret Dineen: "Next To Your Mother Who Do You Love?" 

Mildred Clarke: "Smile. Darn You, Smile." 

Oranier Diamont: "Home." 

Katherine Donaldson : "Laughing at Life." 

Katherine Ci'RRAN : "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobhing Along." 

Mary Murphy: "H I Had a Talking Picture of You." 

Margaret Clifford; "Ten Little Miles From Home." 

Margaret Geran : "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." 

Marie Gillis : "The Little Things in Life." 

Mary Shea: "Would you Like to Take a Walk." 

Katherine Daly: "Sweet and Lovely." 

Cecilia Larose: "Ninety-Nine Out of a Hundred." 

Dorothy O'Brien: "I Wouldn't Change Vou for the World." 

Mary Enrkhit: "How Am I to Know?" 



Famous La§t Words 



1 . Does anybody understand this, does anybody not understand it. 

2. Your answer is not rem. 

3. This isn't definite. 

4. In various wa3'S. 

5. Yes, in a general way. 

6. Leave your papers on the desk and pass out quietly. 

7. You don't have to go to the Prom, }'ou know. 

8. Verbu?ji snfienti sufficit. 

9. Cash and carry. 

10. I know it's hard girls, but you've got to get up. 

11. What was that last mumble? 

12. You girls will be campused indefinitel}'. 

13. If you don't stop talking, we won't have this examination. 

14. Did )ou know it was Simdav? 

15. Now that we've discussed the pros and cons. 

16. In common parlance. 

17. You've had your little joke, now stop it. 

18. This book should be revised. 

19. It's the fault of the printer. 

20. What's this? 

21. I have to have my little joke. 

22. Have )()u an appointment with mei' 

23. That's no excuse. 

24. A word to the boarders. 

25. W'hy did you do this to mer 

26. One, two, three, — Oh, yeah.? 

27. Sister has tapped for Grace. 

28. Girls, if you would kindly look into )()ur mirrors. 

29. If you won't do this thr(jugh courtesy, at least do it thrcniijh obedience. 

30. Remember, lights go out at ten o'clock. 

31. Did you know So-and-So took What's-His-Name to the Easter ball last year.? 

32. My Sophomores and F'reshmen. 

33. I'll have to make an example of this table. 



34- Haven't you something more to say to me? 

35. Our Aunt — Our Cousin. 

36. Consider the source. 

37. Absolutely, my deah! 

38. Is the mail up yet? 

39. It's a privilege of the Charter class. 

40. What time did you get in? 

41. You couldn't do that in other Colleges. 

42. You don't have credits, you have courses. 

43. In my day we went in hacks. 

44. I couldn't prove in Court that a certain Senior was here last night. 

45. Be diflFerent in the right way. 

46. Check beginnings. 

47. Are you sure your people want you home. 

48. I have a slight headache. Sister. 

49. What do you do with the half hour from 7:30 to 9:00. 

50. Every good teacher is an actress. 

5 1 . Answer me in syllogistic form. 

52. I wouldn't think of reprimanding a Senior in front of the underclassmen. 

53. Where's our Greek student? 

54. There was some excellent teaching being done. 

55. Will somebody answer that phone! 

56. "We girls" like to talk things over. 

57. Here comes the "special" man. 

58. When the bread man comes, hold him for me. 

59. Sweeping statements — "May I take the broom after you." 

60. Woolsey went down the hall peeling an orange. 

61. He gave a "bear" outline. 

62. Pray for the missions. 

63. The sap pressure is greater in Spring. 

64. At times I can be vitriolically incisive. 

65. For instance. 

66. We prize those things most in life which we strive hardest to attain. 

67. A thing cheaply gotten is little appreciated. 

68. If }'ou please, and thank )'ou. 




The Ideal Sims Qirl 




Margaret Geran 
Esther Devine 
Esther Barnes 




T act 
H umor 
E yes 


AIary A-Iurphy 
Katherine Curran 
Katherine Daly 
Mary Greaney 
Mary Daltox 
Margaret Cusack 
Mary Shea 




C heerf Illness 
H air 

A rtistic ability 

R are gift of leadership 

T zi'o dimples 

E arnestness 

R eal dancing ability 


Helen Benard 
Mary Enright 
Gertrude Morrison 
Clare Devine 
Cecilia Larose 




C omplexion 
L augh 

A thietic ability 
S mile 

S tudioiisness 


Marie Gillis 
Alice Schnetzer 




ptimism 
F igure 


Margaret Clifford 
Catherine Dunn 
Margaret Dineen 




"T aleiit for sportsmanship 
H istrionic ability 
E xecutive ability 


Dorothy O'Brien 
Oranier Diamont 
Katherine Donaldson 
Mildred Clarke 




E ncyclopedic knozvledge 
L ibcrality 
M iisical ability 
S"tyle 



In the JVLdils of 1942 

EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS RECEIVED BY MARY ENRIGHT 



Dear Alary: 

Does it seem possible that ten years have passed 
since our graduation from O. L. E. ? . . . . Speak- 
ing of commencements, I attended the exercises 
at a neighboring University and was invited to a 
faculty tea afterwards. Imagine my astonishment 
in finding Mildred Clarke as one of the hostesses? 
No she is not a teacher herself, but a teacher's 
wife, and he is a professor of Biology! How did 
it ever happen ? Well all I managed to learn from 
"Mil" was that a worm crept across the laboratory 
table,- she turned to flee, there was the Professor 
. . . . and her name isn't Clarke anymore . . . . 

Have you heard that Esther Barnes is writing 
for a "Beauty Magazine"? I've just finished an 
article by her telling "How Country Air Makes 
Curly Hair" .... 

So I decided to take a day off and have a shop- 
ping orgy in town. First I would have my hair 
done in a new Beauty Shop in the S Building. 

It seems that they had just finished installing a 
new elevator system. Rather than push through 
the crowd I had about decided to use the stairs 
when a familiar giggle struck my ears ; it was 
followed by a still more familiar "Oh, I knew it 
would be mediocre!" and then a decided "Oh don't 
he silly 1" 

I turned, and there, gazing in laughter mingled 
with consternation, at what appeared to be an 
elevator stalled between floors, were "Marge" 
Dineen, "Mickey" Shea, and "Chick" Gillis. 

To say we were all surprised is putting it mildly 
• — in fact our chattering drew the attention of the 
crowd from the elevator which suddenly began 
to run. 

"Hurrah," cried the irrepressible "Mickie,' "it's 
going !" 

It appears that the three of them had invented 
the elevator which was not supposed to stop be- 
tween floors. "Come 'Kitty' Dunn, you must try 
it," they chorused. I tried it and we actually reached 
the top floor. In the excitement I failed to notice 



the use of my maiden name, but as we shook hands 
at parting keen-eyed "Marge" spied the wedding 
ring, and as she had been married recently, too, 
further explanations were in order — even to the 
reason for my day's trip. When one's husband 
doesn't like your latest hat it's time to change your 
style of hair dressing — because the hat was darl- 
ing. So ... . 

After congratulating the inventors on their suc- 
cess, I hurried to "Margarite's." And here is 
another surprise — for "Margarite" is no other than 
Margaret Cusack of our college days. She has a 
lovely shop, and if you want a perfect finger- wave 
visit her Beauty Parlor. She gave me news of 
several of the girls, too. Clare Devine had just 
left. She has a position as private secretary. Mar- 
garet said she wore a stunning frock — direct from 
Paris. She always had a knack for knowing "the 
thing" in clothes. 

Speaking of Clare, one naturally thinks of 
Esther. She has a position as critic for all mid- 
western college humorous publications. They say 
that if she doesn't find at least one new Scotch 
joke the magazine hasn't a chance .... 

"Peg" Clifford met "Kay" Daly (spelled Dalee 
now) in Paris last month. "Peg" is head-buyer 
for a clothing concern in New York, and "Kay" 
is a leading Parisian designer. While they were 
talking in the privacy of the latter's office, who 
should walk in but Margaret Geran, followed by 
two younger girls. She is principal of a school of 
Business Advertising, and was giving the girls a 
practical demonstration of how to obtain ads even 
when the office force said, "The boss is busy." She 
has established two schools — one in England, and 
one in U. S. A.: and she attributes much of her 
success to "Molle" Murphy's book, "Alibis," which 
gives every possible alibi from those of busy 
lunchroom proprietors to those of girls who forget 
their uniform collars .... Thus "The Elms" in- 
fluence has spread from Chicopee to France. 



Were you not surprised to receive a wedding 
announcement from a Countess? Helen ran out of 
degrees to add after her name, so she's putting her 
title before it and changing the ending. It was a 
real O. Henry surprise. 

Katherine Donaldson wrote that "Kate" and 
she met in New York during the Easter holidays 
in the lobby of the Palace Theatre where Mary 
Dalton was playing in "Briar Rose." When "Kate" 
saw the title she said "Still," but Katherine assured 
her that the play had a much happier ending than 
the poem. 

They agreed that there could not have been a 
more charming "naughty Briar Rose," and "Kate" 
wanted to see it over again. But Mary told them it 
was her final appearance in that role, and that she 
was taking a month's vacation. She also informed 
them that A'Tary Greaney was in the "Big City," 
too, doing social service work. 

They phoned her only to learn that she was sing- 
ing at a benefit concert for the evening. So all 
went over to the entertainment. They entered just 
as the last strains of "Kiss Me Again" echoed 
through the hall. 

"That must have been Mary," said Katherine. 

A sudden scream rent the auditorium, and a tiny 
white mouse ran across the stage. 

"That was Mary" they chorused. 

Ten minutes later, in response to a note sent to 
her, Alary appeared quite her calm self. The mouse 
was a trained pet to be used in the next act, but 
as they had seen enough of it already, "The Elms" 
delegation adjourned to a nearby restaurant. 

There an old gypsy fortune-teller begged to read 
their tea leaves. Katherine was the only one who 
had ordered that beverage and the gypsy told her 
to beware of Toms, Dicks and Harrys. 

As for "Kate," she has already started her sixth 
year of a twenty-five year plan of happiness 
offered by one of the best legal minds in the state. 
In fact, she's thinking of renewing her contract 



and taking a twenty-five year addition to the plan. 

Someone dashed by, stumbled, and almost fell ! 
Sure enough it was "Dot" ! She was in a hurry as 
usual to get to her school. Yes, she actually has 
established that institution she was always talking 
about, and such rules as she has ! No set hours ; and, 
strange to say, she says they are all there ahead 
of her. And yet it is not so strange ! 

She told us that "Gert" Morrison had been her 
physical instruction teacher for the first five years 
of the school's existence while she waited for a 
certain young man to get established in business. 

When "Gert" resigned ("Dot" would not en- 
courage married teachers) the physical culture 
course was dropped from the curriculum and a 
music course put in, instead. 

Cecilia Larose was looking for a position at 
the time, and gladly signed a two year contract. 
But she soon was begging "Dot" to let her break 
the contract for a certain "lecturer on the horrors 
of modern jazz" had persuaded Cecilia to join 
the matron's rank. 

Dorothy gave up elective courses in disgust and 
teaches the three "Rs" herself to her loyal follow- 
ing. 

I had a letter from Alice last week. She likes 
California the best yet. How these wives of 
engineers do travel ! This is a snapshot of her 
little boy. Isn't he a darling? She's trying to teach 
him his prayers but he says "him likth coll'ge yells 
bettah !" 

The car just wouldn't move so we told the boys 
to go over and help the woman push it. As she 
turned around we recognized none other than our 
Renee smiling in the midst of trouble as usual. 

Did you ever stop to think Mary, that Renee is 
the only woman we know who never refers to 
"her operation." I guess everything came out al- 
right ! All right ! . . . . 



3^etro£(peaion 



Another chapter of the "Book of Life" has been written. 
Thus far the ^ory reads like a wondrous fairy-tale. 
Its pages recount happy days spent amid bright dreams 
realized. For us the magic lamp has showered rich 
treasures of happiness, contentment, achievement and 
friends. We have enjoyed these blessings, which 
form the happy introdudiion of our ^ory. Who 
can tell what the chapters ^ill unwritten will 
recount? What will be the climax? May the 
joyous introdudiion be a foreshadowing of 
future delightful days, months and years 
— full of God's be^ joys and lad- 
ing blessings. Farewell, Our 
Lady of the Elms! You 
have been a tender 
nurse to us. 



Mdy your courage falter never, 
May the crown of high endeavor 
Be upon your brow forevzr ! 



This pCLgc contributed through the courtesy of a Friend 



Qrectings 
and Qod Speed 

FROM 

THE CLASS OF 

1933 



Be§t Wishes 
of The Sister Class 

1934 



COMPLIMENTS 

THE CLASS of 
1935 



JNO ^WM-DONOHUE 
ARCHITECT 



SPRINGFIELD 

AAASSACHUSETTS 



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THE ELECTRIC POWER REQUIRED 
AT THE COLLEGE OF OUR LADY 
OF THE ELMS, FOR LIGHT AND 
OTHER PURPOSES, IS FURNISHED 
BY THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC 
LIGHT DEPARTMENT OF THE 
CITY OF CHICOPEE 



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ur heartiest congratulations 
to The College of Our Lady of the Elms 
and its faculty for turning out such a 
splendid group of young ladies. 

We consider it an honor to have been 
given the privilege of photographing 
your graduating class. 

It was a great pleasure to meet you, 
and we extend to all our most sincere 
wishes for your future success. 



1654 Main Street Springfield, Mass. 



DIAL 4-4612 



August Dietrich Flowers 

STORE '^^^ GREENHOUSES 

23 Center Street Chicopee Street 

Chicopee, Mass. Willamansetc, Mass. 

Phone Chicopee 15S4 Phone Holyoke 2970 



Compliments of 

GUIMOND'S DRUG STORE 

D. J. Hebert, Proprietor 

234 Exchange Street 

Phone 700 



POMEROY 

Coal, Oil, Coke 



Telephone 1291-R 



CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 



MacDonald 

AND Shea 

Third NationalBank Buildino 
Springfield, Mass 

qenekal insukance 



A 

FRIEND 



yr 



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Compliments of 

ESTABLISHED IN 184S 

Springfield, Massachusetts 



Qameness Wins 




Success is attained where gameness 
overcomes failure 


Joseph A. Nowak 


Woolworth's first five stores failed. 


ATTORNEY 


George Eastman's business collapsed 
totally after he founded it. In two weeks his 
hair turned white, but not his courage. 
Through resourcefulness and gameness he 
W(jn out. 


10 Center Street 


Edison went hungry many times before 
he became famous. 


Chicopee 

Massachusetts 


Be Qame 




START A BANK ACCOUNT 




Chicopee Savings Bank 




36 Center Street 





CLINTON HOTEL 

Springfield's JVLo§t Friendly Hotel 

Home of the Touri^ and 
Commercial Traveler 

Dining Room and Cafeteria Unexcelled 




WHEN IN SPRINGFIELD MAKE 
THE CLINTON HOTEL YOUR HOME 



Thomas J. Kelly, Manager 



"Serbia M lobe 3n Action" 




NO CHARGE MADE FOR 
USE OF HOME 

"Sljf rxprnsr is a maltrr nf gour ouin bruirr" 



i>ampann HuiiFral i^prutrp 




JOHN F. SHEA 

65 Taylor Street 
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
• 

Pasteurized and Clarified 
IVIILK AND CREAM 

Telephone 

1 4 () 





H. L. Handy Company 

45 Hampden Street 
Springfield 
Mass. 



Special Woodworking Department 

of 

M. J. WALSH AND SONS 

GENERAL CONTRACTORS 

Office, Yard and Shops 
SHAWMUT AVENUE, HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 

Solicits your inquiries for 

Pews 

Wood Altars 

Vestment Cases 

Organ Screens, Etc. 

Sketches and Estimates Furnished 

MAY WE ESTIMATE YOUR NEEDS? 



'isit our Plant 



See your work being done 



1 



McCarthy k simon inc 



7-9 West 36th Street 



JUST OFF FIFTH AVENUE 



Neiv York 

His^h School and College Caps. Gowns. 
Hoods, School and College Uniforms. Gym- 
nasium Apparel. Com'mencement Dresses. 
Camp Outfitters. 

Our Only Business — twelve 
months of the year — Outfitting 
Camps and Schools Exclusively 



QUALITY APPAREL 
SPECIALIZED SERVICE 
MODERATE PRICES 



Fraternity, College and Class 

Jewelry 

Commenccmmt Announcements 
and Invitations 



i[ Jeweler to the College, Normal and 
High School classes of Our Lady of 
the Elms 



L. G. Balfour Company 

Manufacturing Jezuelcrs and Stationers 

Attleboro, Mass. 



Hotel Nonotuck 

FIKEPROOF 

European 
Roof Garden 
Cafeteria 



A Mo^ Desirable Stopping Place for 
Business Men and Tourifts 

DANCING ON ROOF GARDEN 
every evening except Sunday 
from 7:00 until midnight 



Compliments of 

NEW YORK 
CASH MARKET 
AND BAKERY 

3 I Center Street 

chicopef: 



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STRENGTH . CHARACTER - STABILITY 


The intangible assets of a 






UiNlUiN i KUo i LUJVlr AIN Y 


0/ SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 




JAMES J. DOWD bL SON 


E. H. Friedrick Company 


ESTABLISHED 1896 


Holyoke, Mass. 


in all its branches 




IJN'COLN BUILDING 




102 SUFFOLK STREET, HOLYOKE, MASS. 


I{pofing and Sheet ?Aetal Wor/^ 




Kalamein Doors 




Windows 




Trim 


Compliments of 




E. R Sullivan, M.D. 




Holyoke, Mass. 



Complimcntfii of 

Cl)c #risc jFuneral i|ome 



McGLYNN & O'NEIL 

OPTOMETRISTS and OPTICIANS 




BOOKSTORE BUILDING 

1383 MAIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


Compliments of 

Young and Mink 

INCORPORATED 


COMPLIMENTS 

TiERNEY, Carter, Inc. 

Floivers 


Springfield, Mass. 


272 Bridge Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 

Phone 4-2131, e-034S 





Tke Ely Lumter Company 

LUMBER MERCHANTS AND WOODWORKERS 

Holyoke, Mass. 



"We furnished the interior and exterior woodworJi, window 
frames, sash and doors and lumber for the Admini§tration 
Building for The College of Our Lady of the Elms" 



Telephones 4-5691 — 4-5692 

Springfield Office Supply Co. 
"Erer},1hing for the Office" 

71-73 WORTHINGTON ST. 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 


Phone 3686 

Dr. Louis Jerome Pereira 
Dentist 

219 High Street. Holyoke, Mass. 


R. A. & S. P. DUNN 


O'CONNOR & O'CONNOR 




Attorneys at Law 


REAL ESTATE 


Holyoke, Massachusetts 




Park Bank Building 




HOLYOKE, MASS. 







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THE TUOHEY COMPANY 

ELECTRAGISTS 
145 State Street, Springfield, Mass. 





Compliments oj 


John E. Granfield & Sons 


PAVA CANDY COMPANY 


Insurance 


iriiolcsalcrs of fine C oufcctioncry 


CHICOPEE 


286 Chestnut Street 

Springfield, Mass. 


"for Economical Transportation" — Telephone 3-5193 


T. L. DUMPHY COMPANY 


C. I. FENTON 


457 - 461 State Street 


CHEVROLET Sales and Service 


A Complete Line of 

PAINTS, WALL PAPERS AND 


104-120 Westfield Street 


PAINTERS' SUPPLIES 


WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


Telephone 4-495S 



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FRED A. WEAKE, Inc 

CONTRACTOR 

for Plain and Decorative Plastering on new 
Administration Building, The College of Our 
Lady of the Elms 

293 Bridge Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 3-OJ 5 1 



Success to the Class of 1932 / 


Office Plume 3-0158 
Res. Phone 6-1398 


Coviplimcnts of 


William P. Brown 


John S. Keohane 


Plumbing - Heating - Ventii.ating 


LITTLE BUILDING 


Contractor and Engineer 


BOSTON, MASS. 


air conditioning 

31 Sanford Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


ITALIAN- VIXF.YARD COMPAXY — CALIFORNIA 





0wtdJ^ CiuJb> 
GINGER /\LE 


DILLON BROS. 

Jfuneral Bircctorfii 

124 Chestnut St.. Holyoke, Mass. 


M. J. O'MALLEY CO. 

General Printing and Ruling 

224 Franklin Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

J. B BIGELOW, M.D. 

Holyoke^ Mass. 


IN THE HEART OF THE CITY 

CHICOPEE 
PUBLIC MARKET 

I 3 Market Square 

Headquarters for 
Fresh and Canned Sea Food 
First Class Meats and Groceries 

phone 1100 
FREE DELIVERY 


^teigefs 

FOR 

"FIRST FASHIONS" 
at popular prices 

A. Steiger & Company 

ly-J JiJ(.u .St., iloLVoKK. ALvss. 




Green Flannel Blazet^ 



« • « for spring and summer sports- 
wear; and delightfully appro- 
priate for special school activ- 
ities such as Field Day, Class 
Picnic, Alumnse Reunions, Etc. 

• • • the embroidered college seal on 

the breast pocket adds distinc- 
tion. 

• • • specially priced to ©ur ILabp of 

ttit (E[ms students — blazer $5.75, 
colle;^e seal $2.25. 



WRIGHT ^ DITSON 

airls' Cnllcgc, School and Camp Department 
344 Washington Street 
Boston, Mass. 



^Anna dreary 



Girdles 
Underchings Hosiery 

231 Maple Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

PURITA LUNCH 

Louis K. Lipinsky, Proprietor 
Counter and Booth Service 



8 Center Street 

(Jhicopee, Mass. 



"SAY IT WITH FLOWERS" 

Fresh Cut Flowers 
and plants daily from 
our own Greenhouses 

Corsage Bouquets Our Specialty 

GALLIVAN BROS. 

Cjflorists 

Store: 192 High Street, Holyoke 
Greenhouses: Smith's Ferrv 



Comphments 

QimhePs inc. 

\\'omen's and Mi.sses' Wearing Apparel 

1346 MAIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



presenting 
famous apparel 
co'cd dresses and printzess coats 

FitzQcralds, Inc. 

two seventy-seven maple street 
holyoke 



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CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS 

Uarcys 

Restaurant and Bakery 

ESTABLISHED 1S97 

119 Main' Street, Chicopee Falls 
Phone 138 

Dinner Dance Every Evening Except Sunday 


c5^RTHUR cSWaRCIL 

J^illinery 
Hosiery 
Coats and Dresses 

290 High Screec, Holyoke 


Compliments of 

JOHN B. 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Compliments of 

LaFrance Construction Co, 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


(Compliments of 


COMPLIMENTS OF 


Western Massackusetts 
Bank and Trust Co. 


D. C. Sweeney 


1675 Main Street 




Highland Branch 
794 State Street 




lit ^ T — < , 7 111 

Use Either Bank 


Meekins, Packard 
&: Wheat, Inc. 



t 

Compliments of 

lohu P T)owliu2 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Compliments of 

GREGORY J. SCANLON- 
Holyoke, Mass. 


OTHOTE 

the Caterer 


Telephone 1792 

PONTIAC 6 - V8 
Berestka Motor Sales, Chicopee, Mass. 

Opp. City Hall at Market Square 
S. A. Berestka, Proprietor 


240 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD 


Compliments of C J. CREAN 


COMPLIMENTS 
OF 


GRISE & GODEK 

Peter J. Godek, Proprietor 
SHOES— GENT'S FURNISHINGS 

CUSTOM TAILORING 

20 Center Street, Chicopee, Mass. 


(Renter 


A Friend 


"Department 

(§tore 


NICHOLAS ZEO, Inc. 


54-56 Center Street 
CHICOPEE 

FERRIS BROTHERS, Proprietors 


COMMISSION MERCHANTS 
AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN 

Fruit and Produce 

ZEO BUILDING 
LYMAN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



Compliments of 

J. i\. ncLSLings 


W. H. White. President 
C. E. Crowley, Treasurer 

WWt Crotolep, inc. 

WHOLESALKRS OF 

Plumbing, Heating and Mill Supplies 

32 Emery Street 
Springfield, Mass. 

Quality and Scrz'ice 


of Individuality dyxd Charm 

Phone 4-0040 

340 Bridge Street 
Springfield 

The pleasure of a eall is solicited 


When in Greenfield . Massaelnisetls. Hot at the 

Mohawk Restaurant 

Main Street 
WE WILL TRY TO PLEASE YOU 

Mohawk Inn, l-tC Federal Street 
Roou's All Modern 

W. p. COUGHLIN, Proprietor 


HEGY'S inc. 

Master Dyers and Cleansers 

Economv Service DeLuxe Service 
$1.00 and up $2.00 and up 

SPRINGFIELD HOLYOKE 
NORTHAMPTON WESTFIELD 


Compliments of 

^M^arhet Square 
Diner 


THOMAS J. COSTELLO 
PAINTING CONTRACTOR 

141 Dwight Street 
Springfield, Massachusetts 

Dial 3-7619 — office Dial 5-1820- home 

E XCLV SIV E WALL H A N QI N Q S 




p. J. GARVEY 


\^\jni L/v^nm, f LLj yjj 

C. \V. Bouvier, m.d. 


Compliments of 

Edward J. Hussey, m.d. 


John S. Begley 


\- c 
V_ompliments or 

Stanley C. Cox, m.d. 


V,, ■ \J 1 1 L LJ I, L 1 1 1 iL. 1 IL J yJ 1 

DOCTOR HORRIGAN 

Holyoke, Mass. 


C n7}ifihw{"yit^ of 

A FRIEND 


COMPLIMENTS OF 

Francis T. Scanlon 





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